Marguerite Duras

Literary Fiction, Currere, Memory and History

  • marla morris Georgia Southern University
Keywords: currere, narrative, deconstruction, french intellectuals, women, curriculum studies


This essay introduces curriculum studies scholars to the 1965 novel by Marguerite Duras titled Moderato Cantabile. Duras is a relatively unknown name in the field. Her work broke ground for French intellectuals in general and women intellectuals in particular. The work touches on the importance of story telling, narrative, memory, history, institutional politics, transference and mimesis. Currere is central to the article as the author explores why the personal is political in the context of institutions of education, in the field of curriculum studies and in doing public service in the community as a chaplain and academic.