Day Aggregation 16 February 2007 , Aix-en-Provence

Claude-Pierre Perez
University of Provence – Aix-Marseille I


Day program and text communications

It's not always good to talk aggregation, or "days of aggregation" which have proliferated in recent years in the wake of this contest. These negative judgments can sometimes be based. It seems to me that the kind of morose delectation exercises that provide self-flagellation led to miss or underestimate what academic rites have sometimes useful and positive.

Programs are first contest as an incentive to read or reread the works. This invitation is for students who for the most part will become teachers in secondary education ; either teachers already in post. It is aimed at people who are not only drives (or rather, this is the case far more often now, of readers) but who are also prescribing readings. These are people who can read the texts they read. Regarding Saint-John Perse, that is a victim of a certain disaffection which readers (and readers) to divert, this incentive is more than welcome.

But that's not all. Preparation work contest, and days of aggregation accompanying, drive to read or reread not only works, but the comments they have generated. It assumes that candidates, and academics who provide lectures and labs, to acquire a nearly complete (as complete as possible) criticism of the landscape if the author, at least the work studied : they appreciate the achievements, but if the weaknesses and uncertainties; they measure the task that lies ahead.

This means that, contrary to what is often, this work is no cut "research". We verify the following : six papers on which we read the text (other two must be pronounced, manufacturing delays that have failed to include in this volume) one, that of Jean-Louis Cluse, draws its material from a thesis a few weeks before the day of Aix ; another, that of Carla van den Bergh, analyzes and delivers information to feed a thesis that will be supported soon. As for Michele Aquien Eveline Deciduous or, it is not necessary to present the familiar Persian and Murmurs readers who know their work.

There is no need to wait a day such as this it is organized around a theme or a particular problem. Its aim is rather to make awards in various regions. In this regard it is convenient to distinguish all gathered here works rather stylistic orientation. This is the case of the article by Philippe Jousset (studying the determinants of the absence name, examining their effects and questioning their reasons) ; Carla van den Bergh (who returns to the difficult question of verse, and is thus led to consider the reports of the "system Persien" with "the old system of worms" that is to say with all the French poetic tradition) ; and at least part of Jean-Louis Cluse which reflects on another particularly sensitive issue, who is the "voice text", issue that affects both the identity of the speaker, and that the status of the floor : we note its conclusion about a "text narcissus […] love itself ".

Deciduous Eveline chose this time rather thematic approach. Michele Aquien proposes a reflection on synthetic Chant for equinox, final work in which the poet deploys its "latest tricks".

As the author of these lines, he attempted to clarify the meaning and scope of the word absolute Persia has sometimes been used to describe and define his poetic enterprise.


In the absence of a "dedication to the Prince", that is no longer in the times, "Before the words, About the preface and "may provide an opportunity to thank those who helped organize this day and editing these acts. It is therefore very happy that I thank Joëlle Gleize, Director of the Centre ORLAC University of Provence, and Beatrice Coignet, Director of the Saint-John Perse Foundation, that one and the other welcomed the project I proposed last May. Thank you again for the Association of Friends of the Foundation, and its president Renée Ventresque, who have agreed to host acts in Breath of Persia and put them online on the website of the Foundation on the evening of 16 February.

Last but not least thank you to Claude Thiebaut, Secretary of the Association, who served with efficiency and fast discrete "unsuspected facilitators of youth" the largest part of the work (ungrateful) proofreading and layout.