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Rock et littérature : à l'écoute d'un espace littéraire contemporain : bruits, distorsions, résonances

Abstract : Intertwining two artistic spheres of which the relations have been quite ignored and their antagonisms have sometimes been the object of fantasies, this study proposes to analyze the intertwined, fruitful and mutual resonances, between rock and literature. In fact, by opening a field of research almost inexistent, it is confronted to the instability of an elusive word (rock) which can be thus considered as a metaphor of the contemporary imaginary. Critic and medium of the spectacle, noise seemly inform about which it is hard to talk, rock resonates in literary productions as it is influenced by it. In regard of this problematic, the aim of this study is to reveal a literary space listening to rock, an heterogeneous space composed by rock-fictions or fictions of rock, rock criticism, artists’ writing, an electrical poetry or even literary works constantly quoted by popular music. Beside a cartography of this literary space, we observed the way the texts fantasized their proximity, their belonging or their reject of rock and, or, the literary field, through as many echo as poetic, esthetic and axiological distortions. From that point, in regard of the formal disparity of rock and of its semantic volatility, this work goes inevitably beyond the limits of a musical-literary analysis. The metaphor of the listening which has guided this study does not (simply) point to the reconciliation between lovers or literatures of academic music and popular music, but it stands as the model of a listening posture which combines the distractions in front of the (literary) resonances as well as the attention to the dissonances of the real
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Aurélien Bécue. Rock et littérature : à l'écoute d'un espace littéraire contemporain : bruits, distorsions, résonances. Littératures. Université Rennes 2, 2013. Français. ⟨NNT : 2013REN20013⟩. ⟨tel-00831257⟩

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