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Étienne Naveau

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Holder of an “agrégation” and a PhD in philosophy, Étienne Naveau has also received a doctorate in Indonesian language, literature and civilization from the Inalco (the National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations). The subject of his doctorate is Indonesian autobiographical texts. Since 2003, Étienne Naveau has been a lecturer in Indonesian language and literature at Inalco and a member of Cerlom (Center for Studies and Research on World Literatures and Orality). In November 2017, he attended his hdr with the title “Indonesian Identities and Foundational Discourses (Literature, Philosophy, Religions).” Étienne Naveau teaches translation, history of Modern Indonesian literature and analysis of Indonesian religious and political discourses. He is also a translator of Indonesian literature. He translated an anthology of Indonesian sonnets (Paris, Pasar Malam, 2015), a bilingual anthology of poems by Taufiq Ismail (Jakarta, Horison, 2015), a bilingual booklet of Sufi poetry by Acep Zamzam Noor (Paris, Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2016), as well as two novels by Eka Kurniawan (Paris, Folio and Sabine Wespieser, 2017).

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