Research Paper

Le roman-photo : fait par des hommes, lu par les femmes ?

This article deals with the culturally despised genre of the photonovel, often accused of endlessly reproducing the worst possible stereotypes concerning the relationships between men and women. Moreover, it is often claimed that photonovels are made by men, never by women, but read by women, never by men. A closer look at the history, the poetics as well as the context of the photonovel allows however to make a more subtle reading, which blurs the boundaries between making and reading as well as men and women.

Author Jan Baetens
Magazine or publication Focales