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La litterature et le cinema le cas de Jean Cocteau
A poet and a movie director, Jean Cocteau brilliantly manifested surrealist inspiration in his poetry, in the performative art of his theatrical representation, and in his cinematography. His work is the best example to ...
The subversive China in twentieth-century French literature
This dissertation examines an anti-West and anti-humane role played by China in the works of Claudel, Segalen, Malraux, Michaux and Sollers. I argue that the search for different values in China makes their works a homogenous ...
Divagation, prohibition of divagation and divagation of text
"Divagation", which can be translated into English as wandering, rambling, ranting or even trespassing, is a literary "intergenre", closely tied to a norm and an interdiction. As an "intergenre", divagation appears in a ...
Presence in the work: Baroque aesthetic and its 20th-century return in French thought, arts and letters
Movement, change, inconstancy; sinuous line, saturated space, elliptical, open forms; elaborate metaphor, narrative dislocation, excessive affectivity--this familiar topology of the Baroque work all serves to disorient and ...
"La morale en peinture": Bourgeois and feminist discourses in the paintings of Jean-Baptiste Greuze
By focusing on how bourgeois and feminist discourses intersect in the moralistic paintings of Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725--1805), I argue that Greuze's images manifest a thrust toward liberation from the ideological constraints ...
Representation d'une " neo-humanite " chez Maurice Dantec, Michel Houellebecq et Jean-Christophe Rufin
In this dissertation, we first propose to look at science-fiction as literary genre and consider the forefathers of Francophone science-fiction, determine the role of the twenty-first century writer and the role of literature ...