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Imaginaires d'une ville : Barcelone par ses paysages. Une étude géolittéraire

Abstract : Town is both a material and symbolic object built by the relation that man keeps with it. The relation is created thanks to the experiences that each person lives in a town (Phenomenological hypothesis). The town is experienced on a personal ground particularly when it comes to its sensitive dimension informed by social reality. What defines and determines this relation is the imagination as in a pool of images or schemes but also as a dynamic process of self-production. The imagination of a town can be grasped only through a personal imagination that is always tinged with collective imagination. I suggest describing the imagination of a town from the representation a writer creates in a work of fiction and more precisely from the landscaped point of view of the town. The chosen town is Barcelona and the writers are four inhabitants of the city: L. Goytisolo, J. Marsé, E. Mendoza, M. Vázquez Montalbán. The geography of the literature method lies within the scope of the theories developped by Gilbert Durand on the imagination, of the humanistic geography and literary socio-critic. The specificity of the process lies within the asserted practice of interdisciplinary that is necessary when studying consciously the linguistic processes of novels. Those processes are fundamental in the construction of the representation. The reading of the novels are compared to the testimony of the inhabitants in order to understand the relation between the fictitious town and the real town better. The result of the research is presented as a mythographic and poetic collection of Barcelona, realised on two levels of analysis (the non landscaped discourses and the landscaped ones)
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Sophie Savary. Imaginaires d'une ville : Barcelone par ses paysages. Une étude géolittéraire. Géographie. Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - Paris I, 2005. Français. ⟨tel-00281596⟩



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