Que voit-on dans les poèmes héroïques des années 1650 ?

Abstract : Between 1654 and 1658, Augustin Courbé published four epic poems : Scudéry’s Alaric ou Rome vaincue, Chapelain’s La Pucelle ou la France délivrée, Desmarets de Saint-Sorlin’s Clovis ou la France chrétienne and a second edition of Le Moyne’s Saint Louis ou la couronne reconquise. These texts are full of miraculous and prophetic visions, as well as textual images and examples of ekphrasis. They also offer comments on this visual rhetoric in their para-textual apparatus. Finally, they are all lavishly illustrated. The purpose of this paper is to study these different uses of vision by addressing the question of their political effect. How did vision take part in the attempt of these texts to glorify political power and build national identity ? How did these poems develop an idea of the political efficacy of vision, and through it, of aesthetic pleasure ?
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Marine Roussillon. Que voit-on dans les poèmes héroïques des années 1650 ?. Littératures classiques, SLC- Armand Colin, 2013, L'Oeil classique, 3 (82), pp.247-259. ⟨10.3917/licla.082.0247⟩. ⟨halshs-01487314⟩

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