Journée d'étude - Guillaume Dustan

28 May 2019 09:00
→ 28 May 2019 18:00
8 rue Albert Einstein, 75013 Paris, France (bâtiment Olympe de Gouges, salle M19)
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"I have always been for everything": Guillaume Dustan or the infinity of possibilities


At the end of the 20th century and at the beginning of the following, Guillaume Dustan (1965-2005) is a literary personality whose aura goes beyond the framework of letters. Transgressive writer, mephistophelic homosexual, enarque, magistrate, publisher, he multiplies himself and blurs the tracks.
Taken in the continuity of a French literary tradition making homosexuality a subject in its own right for centuries, the work of Guillaume Dustan is assigned, by the critics and the public, a place a priori consistent with the other productions of this specific area of creation. However, it is as a disruptive element that it signals its existence in the literary and francophone world with which it sometimes seems to break. He who defended, for example, the rights of minorities, freedom of expression or bareback, left, after his death, a heterogeneous work, difficult to access in its entirety and whose transmission is facilitated neither by the the maintenance of artificial polemics or the successive transformations that Dustan subjected to it as to his character. Between queer and classicism, his lines of work and his way of being - or of representing himself - vary constantly, making, in fact, any complicated synthesis to be carried out other than by the simple - and sterile - addition of his opinions and his small peculiarities. However, a coherence exists in his work, and it is by submitting the latter to the analysis via several disciplines that the work of the concept that we seek to determine a common eidos to all that he has been. Thus, to bring to light in his epitaph "I have always been for every being" the first impulse and the impulse of a philosophy of becoming-other will be what our research will focus on during this meeting.
This study day will have to allow us to approach the work of the one that the mainstream press often considers as "the last accursed writer" by bringing together, for the occasion, speakers who intimately knew Guillaume Dustan.



• 9 am - 9:30 am:
Anne-Emmanuelle Demartini (Paris XIII University): Presentation of the day

• 9:30 - 10:30:
Raffaël Enault (Paris VII University): "Introduction to Guillaume Dustan"

• 10:30 - 11:30:
Marie-Anne Frison-Roche (Institute of Political Studies, Paris): "William Baranes: justice and friendship"

• 1:30 pm-2: 30 pm:
Philippe Di Folco (Writer, teacher, screenwriter): "Coming back to In my room, I'm going out tonight and stronger than me"

• 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm:
Ahmed Haderbache (University of Valencia, Spain): "Spaces as places of freedom in the works In my room and I go out tonight"

• 3:30 pm-4: 30 pm:
Julie Wolkenstein (University of Caen): "In my library: the readings of Guillaume Dustan or what the exhibition of some literary references in Nicolas Pages says of autofiction"

• 4:30 pm-5: 30 pm:
Tim Madesclaire (Co-Founder of Monstre Magazine): "Guillaume Dustan, Writer of Hope"


Tuesday, May 28, 2019
9 am to 6 pm
in room M19

University Paris-Diderot
Olympus Building Gouges
8 Albert Einstein Street
75013 Paris
la France