Tableaux Vivants

  • Auteur: Grace Ann Hovet with Theodore R. Hovet
  • ISBN: 1462817793
  • Date de sortie: 2009-06-26
  • Collection: Xlibris Corporation
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Grace Ann Hovet contends in this study of novels written by middle-class white American women from 1850 to the contemporary period that their portrayals of the development of female identity adds a great deal of supporting evidence to the assertion of several influential psychologists, social scientists, and philosophers that, while identity is surely shaped in part by culture and social structures, it is also unique to each individual. In the words of Mark Tappan in Narratives and Story Telling, an inner self defines itself through an ongoing dialogue between the “internally persuasive discourse” of individual consciousness and the “authoritarian enforced discourse” of the dominant culture and institutions (1991, 18). In the novels considered here, much of the inner discourse is “performed.” The female protagonist understands that she is expected to act out the accepted feminine role. As a consequence, the inner self expresses itself through the conscious manipulation of the image. For this reason, Professor Hovet argues that “tableaux vivants” provide an apt central metaphor for the development of female identity in these novels. These “living pictures” consist of individuals, usually women, carefully costumed and posed to replicate famous scenes from history and the arts. In the nineteenth century, these tableaux evolved in the United States into an extremely popular parlor game or entertainment interlude in middle-class social gatherings. In the novels, Lily Bart’s portrayal of Joshua Reynolds’s Mrs. Lloyd in Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth provides the most vivid example. But the novels also make it clear that tableaux vivants were a part of everyday life as young women learned to pose before others as the model of feminine beauty or as the “angel in the house.” This study adds to those of Susan Fraiman, Lori Merish, and Nancy Armstrong that describe the relationship of novels to the development of middle-class subjectivity. In particular, it explains the process by which a female subjectivity evolved in the United States from the mid-nineteenth to late-twentieth century. Employing a historical continuum, Professor Hovet selected for study novels that she saw as most influential in the culture of the United States because of their ongoing popularity and continued presence in the culture. Literary historians consider Susan Warner’s The Wide, Wide World (1850) to be America’s first best seller. Little Women (1869) has been one of the most read and loved novels, at least among young female readers, for more than a century and has been made into at least four well-known movies with stars the caliber of Katherine Hepburn and Winona Ryder. Harriet Beecher Stowe’s My Wife and I (1871) was hugely successful in an intensely competitive serial fiction market. Kate Chopin’s The Awakening (1899) has become a mainstay in literature and women’s studies classrooms and has been made into at least two movies, End of August and Grand Isle. Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth (1905) was not only popular among middle-class readers of the time but has become known to mass culture through the 2000 movie version. Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind (1936) and its movie version generated the term “blockbuster.” Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird has been one of the most widely read books of the twentieth century, and the movie starring Gregory Peck is now a cultural icon. Marilyn French’s The Women’s Room (1977) remains a cause celebre, and Mona Simpson’s Anywhere But Here (1986) was reprinted six times within two months of its publication and became a movie starring Susan Sarandon. The study also tries to show how depictions of female identity surfaced tensions and anxieties in the dominant social discourse. All the novels in this analysis are so-called crossover novels. The term crossover has become common in culture studies, particularly in analyses of the way some works reach a large enough audience to breach the walls that t

R parer les vivants

  • Auteur: Maylis de Kerangal
  • ISBN: 2072530105
  • Date de sortie: 2014-01-02T00:00:00+01:00
  • Collection: Editions Gallimard
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Le cœur de Simon migrait dans un autre endroit du pays, ses reins, son foie et ses poumons gagnaient d'autres provinces, ils filaient vers d'autres corps. Réparer les vivants est le roman d'une transplantation cardiaque. Telle une chanson de gestes, il tisse les présences et les espaces, les voix et les actes qui vont se relayer en vingt-quatre heures exactement. Roman de tension et de patience, d'accélérations paniques et de pauses méditatives, il trace une aventure métaphysique, à la fois collective et intime, où le cœur, au-delà de sa fonction organique, demeure le siège des affects et le symbole de l'amour.

Des morts des vivants et des choses

  • Auteur: Hélène Giguère
  • ISBN: 9782763783246
  • Date de sortie: 2006
  • Collection: Presses Université Laval
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A partir d'un travail de terrain dans le territoire des Antankarana, au nord-ouest de Madagascar, l'étude ethnographique montre comment sont maintenues les formes du pouvoir ancestral sur un territoire dit sacré, alors que la communauté récente est en quête de bénéfices engendrés par la valorisation de la pêche. Les femmes deviennent actrices de premier plan dans les transformations identitaires.

Biographie des hommes vivants

  • Auteur: Louis Gabriel Michaud
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  • Date de sortie: 1819
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Les Vivants

  • Auteur: Pascale Kramer
  • ISBN: 2702147364
  • Date de sortie: 2000-09-01
  • Collection: Calmann-Lévy
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C'est un 8 mai lumineux. Louise, son mari Vincent, son petit frère Benoît, tous trois troublants de jeunesse, d'inconscience et d'immaturité, sont frappés par un drame effroyable. À travers les yeux de Benoît, Les Vivants tente de saisir la stupeur de cette fraction de seconde où le destin bascule, et, au-delà, le mystère, ou le scandale, de l'acharnement de la vie. Parcouru de bout en bout par l'énergie d'une nature en plein été et par la douleur muette de Louise, le livre pose cette simple question : comment croire au pire quand on est jeune et qu'il fait beau, et comment y survivre ?
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