Professor of Francophone literature in Lausanne and Director of the Research Centre of Francophone Swiss Literature.
"This collection offers a necessary consideration of what constitutes the very heart of my literary and scientific work: to give access – through writing, commentary and publishing – to the core of meaning that is distinctive to/from any other expression which is proper to the literary discourse. To pass on the passion for books as a place where a discourse on the world and ourselves can be transmitted."
Born in 1961 in Tessin, Daniel Maggetti studied French literature from 1980 to 1985 at the University of Lausanne. He then became an Assistant Professor at the University of Zurich (1986 to 1992), while finishing his thesis entitled L’Invention de la littérature romande (1830-1910) published in 1995 by Payot (Lausanne). Since then he has been involved in various research projects and was copy desk for the new Histoire de la literature en Suisse romande, edited by Roger Francillon. From 1996 to 2003, he was associate Professor of Francophone Swiss literature at the University of Lausanne; since 1999 he has been contributing to the critical edition of C.F. Ramuz work that he is now co-editing with Roger Francillon. In 2003, he became Professor of Francophone literature in Lausanne and is now the Director of the Research Centre of Francophone Swiss Literature. Beyond his academic works Daniel Maggetti is also the author of literary works.