THE DISCOURSE OF THE SUPERNATURAL IN VICTORIAN NOVELS

Posted On Feb 22 2017 by

The Victorians obsessed over the supernatural. Their fascination with the otherworldly emerges in the literature of the day. Our paper aims at highlighting the presence of the discourse of the imaginary in several Victorian novels (Emily Brontë – Wuthering Heights; Charlotte Brontë – Villette and Jane Eyre; Thomas Hardy – The Return of the Native) and identifying its functions. The paper will approach the discourse of the imaginary and the supernatural from two perspectives: one of the lines of discussion will correlate the use of the imaginary and the supernatural to the characters’ feelings and emotions; the second line of …


MARQUES LINGUISTIQUES D’UNE « IDENTITÉ ORTHODOXE » EN FRANCE

Posted On Oct 18 2011 by

Nous nous proposons de mettre en évidence quelques types de marques linguistiques définitoires de ce qu’on pourrait appeler une identité orthodoxe manifestée en langue française, dans l’espace géographique et culturel de la France. Elles seront analysées notamment au niveau lexical, d’une terminologie religieuse orthodoxe (étudiée à travers le processus de fixation de ses normes qui se trouverait à la base de la construction d’une identité confessionnelle), et, respectivement, d’un type particulier de discours, d’écologie chrétienne orthodoxe, individualisé en tant que représentation d’une forme d’altérité confessionnelle. Nous travaillerons sur un corpus composé de quelque dizaines de textes écrits (liturgiques, théologiques et …


RELIGIOUS DISCOURSE IN HERMAN MELVILLE’S MOBY-DICK

Posted On Oct 17 2011 by

Religion, no matter which one in particular, has always constituted an important signifying system which has been wisely explored and exploited by scholars and artists for its rich display of “ready-made” parables, symbols, metaphors, or archetypes. Taking advantage of the fact that the teachings of the holy scriptures were so deeply and vividly present in the conscience of all church-goers, artists, writers in particular, did not hesitate to use religious imagery, religious symbolism, religious discourse in general, in order to convey their meanings more easily, and surely a lot more efficiently. Herman Melville is no exception; without the pretence of …