Title

Juste une mise au point: Débat identitaire, récit de filiation et parodie dans le roman graphique Portugal de Cyril Pedrosa.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Martine F. Wagner

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Date Issued

2016-01-01

Date Available

2016-07-22

ISSN

1740-9292

Abstract

Cyril Pedrosa’s Portugal, is a graphic novel which tries to represent a symbolic Portuguese ethnic identity. Belonging to a “third generation” of Portuguese immigrants in France, the author and his main character are not able to give a name to this ethnic identity in the French Republic. Ethnic identities are not officially recognized in France. In this article, I analyze how the genres of the graphic novel, filiation narrative, and parody allow Pedrosa not only to stage a transnational identity but also to represent the diversity of the “Portuguese community” different from the stereotype of the “model minority.” Returning to his origins, but also to the origins of comics (caricature and social commentary), Pedrosa challenges the very idea of “return” and takes a stand on the French identity debate by criticizing identity politics and questioning the representation of immigrants and their descendants in France.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, 20(3), 436-443. doi: 10.1080/17409292.2016.1173857. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.

Language

fr

Publisher

Routledge

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.