«Paisible sauvagerie» : Les enfants et la mort dans la littérature et le film français modernes

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dc.contributor.advisor Higginson, Pim
dc.contributor.advisor Anyinefa, Koffi Serpico, Allison M. 2012-07-31T20:56:57Z 2012-07-31T20:56:57Z 2012
dc.description.abstract I examine the intersection of childhood and death in four works of modern French literature and film: La Maison de Claudine (Colette), W… (Perec), Les Mots ( Sartre), and Jeux interdits (Clément). Drawing on the French tradition of psychoanalysis and Freud’s theory of the “death instinct,” I examine these young characters and argue that their concretization of death is far more courageous and cathartic than society’s tendency to deny it. I also apply the image of the child exploring death as a metaphor for the modern French author, whose creative power stems from his appraisal and acceptance of personal loss. en
dc.description.sponsorship Bi-College (Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges). Dept. of French
dc.language.iso fr en
dc.subject.lcsh Perec, Georges, 1936-1982. W, ou, Le souvenir d'enfance
dc.subject.lcsh Colette, 1873-1954. Maison de Claudine.
dc.subject.lcsh Sartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980. Mots
dc.subject.lcsh Children -- Death -- In literature
dc.subject.lcsh Jeux interdits (Motion picture)
dc.title «Paisible sauvagerie» : Les enfants et la mort dans la littérature et le film français modernes en
dc.type Thesis (B.A.) en

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