Gustave Roud, Complete works
Gustave Roud’s work includes several volumes of poetic prose, diary notes and translations, as well as texts on literature and fine arts. The first critical edition of the poet’s works will be published in two complementary formats: in several volumes by the publisher Zoé (Carouge-Geneva), and at the same time on a digital platform. This platform is an addition to the printed publication, and it will host the digital facsimiles of Gustave Roud’s archive, including manuscripts and printed materials. In these two formats, the publication will contribute to one of the most important works of 20th-century Swiss literature and stimulate studies that respond to contemporary critical orientations: ecocriticism, literary geography and landscape studies, intermediality studies and queer studies.
Furthermore, the digital facsimiles of the archival materials will give the project a strong interdisciplinary dimension: taking into account the diversity of Roud’s practices – diary, poetry, photography, art criticism, literary criticism, translation – it will inspire a renewal of the approach to the works and their author by academia as well as the general public.