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Représentations romanesques de la modernité parisienne dans le "Grand XIXème siècle", 1830-1913

Abstract : In this thesis we study the representations of Parisian modernity during the “Grand XIXème siècle” through representative sampling of 31 novels. Modernity is for us like a tradition of the new incessantly renewed. Novels are the main source of this research, to which we add a source that we have created using textometry and GIS softwares. Authors describe the city of Paris by the walks of their characters. We can associate them with urban walk. We can identify and mapping these walks, by the names of streets which are used. So we can create a cartographic representation of the city of Paris in our sampling. Texts and maps are analyzed in the same time, because they give us two points of view of literary representations of Parisian modernity. We studied the modernity of Paris from the micro to the macro, from the intimate space of the housing to the large urban transformation operations. We identified four incarnations of modernity in the French capital: architecture, business, networks and transport. Modernity is an accumulation of characteristic markers. Some seem absent from the novels in our sampling. We consider them as contrasts of modernity, between absences, ambivalences and negative modernity.
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Noémie Boeglin. Représentations romanesques de la modernité parisienne dans le "Grand XIXème siècle", 1830-1913. Histoire. Université de Lyon, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018LYSES028⟩. ⟨tel-02080254⟩



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