This issue explores the medial dimension of the act and gesture of “entrusting” through the prism of the practices and works that enable its exploration. It examines the relations of entrusting involved in the act of creation, as well as the forms allowing for its expression and perception. How do the media shape these connections of trust? How do the forms—or the medium’s powers of narration, figuration, staging or writing—transmit them? The eleven articles in this issue take into account the history of cultural practices, the potentialities of certain techniques of reproduction and dissemination, of the necessary know-hows, of improvisations and risk-takings, that have shaped relationships of trust since medieval times, as well as the media spaces in which contemporary works circulate. A lengthy introduction situates the act and gesture of entrusting within larger problematics: the sharing of intimacy in the cinema, the modalities of transmission of filial memory as a way of making history, the dual scales—micro and macro—of analysis, and the epistemic virtue of trust found here in visual, sound and literary practices and works.

Thanks to the contributors to this issue (philosophers, literary scholars and film studies specialists), readers will be invited to return to the time of Saint Augustine (Stout, Méchoulan, Trudeau-Beaunoyer), where the auteurist act of entrusting arises in the medium of writing, to practice an intensified kind of listening to imaginary relational or compassionate scenes (Garneau, Piégay), to follow the intermedial trajectories of what life forces us to entrust (to media) when threatened with disappearance, and to hence share in its happiness or burden : a presence in the world (Sarrazy), a community of remembrance (Mariniello), a cryptic trauma (Lamoureux). This issue’s guest artists (Suzanne Beth and Anne Lardeux, and Christophe Loizillon) will take readers inside the act of entrusting that lies at the heart of their practice as filmmakers, whether this ethical, political and aesthetic act is hoped for, prevented or accomplished.



Introduction. Confier

Frédérique Berthet, Université Paris Cité

Marion Froger, Université de Montréal



Repenser la médiation manuscrite de la parole de l’auteur français médiéval, entre foi et méfiance

Julien Stout, Université Concordia


Confiance, conscience et médium 

Éric Méchoulan, Université de Montréal


« Il est difficile de se dire une personne. Et de dire quelle personne nous sommes » : l’autoportrait littéraire contemporain entre confession et dissimulation

Karianne Trudeau Beaunoyer, Université de Montréal


Les promesses du médium. Hospitalité autochtone dans les vidéos du projet Wapikoni Mobile

Michèle Garneau, Université de Montréal


La compassion imaginaire

Nathalie Piégay, Université de Genève


Confier sa poésie scénaristique à l’image : le cas de Par-delà les nuages

Pauline Sarrazy, Université de Montréal


Le cinéma « gardien des métamorphoses »? After Life de Hirokazu Kore-eda : une opération pleine de grâce

Silvestra Mariniello, Université de Montréal


Confier la lettre au cinéma : lecture du parcours intermédial des missives maternelles dans News from Home (1977) de Chantal Akerman

Frédérique Lamoureux, Université de Montréal

Guest Artist

Nos images zonardes

Suzanne Beth et Anne Lardeux 


« Moi (autoportrait), un film imaginé par Christophe Loizillon »

Filmer les yeux fermés. Introduction au dossier

Frédérique Berthet, Université Paris Cité


Dossier « Moi (autoportrait)» 

Christophe Loizillon [en PDF seulement]