Mythopoétique chez Lord Dunsany et H.P. Lovecraft : transmission et traduction(s)

Abstract : This dissertation stands at the crossroads of translation and literary studies and focuses on the case of two fantasy authors, Lord Dunsany and H. P. Lovecraft. One having inspired the other, they are both creators of fictional worlds marked by made-up cosmogonies, dream visions and fantasy journeys. Through comparison and contrast, we propose to highlight how the mythopoeic approach which their stories stem from has also shaped the various translation and retranslation projects in France over the past century.From this perspective, this research elaborates on a broad conception of translation as rewriting and relies on sociological, cultural and stylistic approaches in order to analyse how these works and the myth they convey have been received and transmitted. Indeed, myth is born from the endless repetition and regeneration of stories and includes variation as a characteristic; the pleasure derived from myth comes from the readers recognizing a familiar story under a new garment, before passing it on in their turn.It then becomes possible to delineate the specificity of mythopoeic translation as regards to this particular facet of fantasy literature, and to establish a new vision of play within translation: these works, triggering both attachment and complicity in readers who become players of a game of transmission, ensure their reception in the French literary field and become text-worlds. Demultiplied, rewritten, shared, they translate an evergrowing desire for participative enchantment.
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Marie Perrier. Mythopoétique chez Lord Dunsany et H.P. Lovecraft : transmission et traduction(s). Linguistique. Université Charles de Gaulle - Lille III, 2019. Français. ⟨NNT : 2019LIL3H016⟩. ⟨tel-02373702⟩

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