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Le renouveau du roman et du récit pour la jeunesse en France et en Allemagne pendant l'entre-deux guerres : modernité et écriture narrative

Abstract : After the First World War, children's literature in France and Germany is affected by the economic and political situations. Because of difficulties in the economy, publishing and works of literature are touched by an important crisis : therefore publishers, writers, professors, librarians decide to react. In the 1920s, while old themes and writing styles still persist, a renewal begins, which tries to leave behind the conventions and preconceptions of the 19th century. This study will focus on the renewal of the art of story telling in children's literature, particularly the introduction of new themes, linked with changes in the modern world and life, with new perceptions about childhood. This thesis is also interested in the study of new writing techniques, from the use of new media through research into a new style of narration, which disrupts the traditional forms of the fiction, to the examination of different orientations in graphic and artistic conceptions. The political, sociological and ideological climate also plays an important role : crisis of the 1930s, rise of Nazism and international dangers, exile of certain German writers and Front populaire in France. Between ideology, pedagogy and narration appears a new genre, namely utopian writing, one of the most important characteristics of children's literature between World War I and II in France and in Germany. What is the overall picture of this renewal in children's literature in France and Germany at the end of the 1930s ? What developments can one see since the Second World War ?
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Mathilde Leveque. Le renouveau du roman et du récit pour la jeunesse en France et en Allemagne pendant l'entre-deux guerres : modernité et écriture narrative. Littératures. Université Rennes 2, 2007. Français. ⟨tel-00204455⟩

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