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Marcais, Dominique 1941- ...

Overview
Works: 3 works in 8 publications in 1 language and 49 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author
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Most widely held works by Dominique Marcais
Mardi : et le voyage qui y mena by Herman Melville( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sciences & savoir dans la littérature américaine au XIXe siècle( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race, couleur, écriture le blanc et le noir dans l'oeuvre romanesque de Herman Melville by Dominique Marcais( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in French and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BLACK AND WHITE CONSTITUTE ONE OF THE DOMINANT STRUCTURES OF HERMAN MELVILLE'S IMAGINATION. MY DISSERTATION ANALYSES THE COMPLEX RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BLACK AND WHITE IN THE NOVELS OF HERMAN MELVILLE (1819-1891), BEGINNING WITH ITS RACIAL IMPLICATIONS TO FINALLY POINTING TO THE LINKS ESTABLISHED BY MELVILLE HIMSELF BETWEEN RACE, COLOR AND WRITING. FROM HIS FIRST SEMI-AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVELS TO HIS LATER WORKS, THE PRESENTATION OF "OTHERNESS" IS INSEPARABLE FROM PREOCCUPATIONS ON THE SIGNIFICANCE OF COLOR, ON THE PROBLEM OF COMMUNICATION, ON LANGUAGE AND WRITING. THERE IS IN MOBY-DICK; OR, THE WHALE A FUSION OF ALL THE EARLIER THEMES. THREE CHAPTERS OUT OF SIX IN OUR DISSERTATION FOCUS ON THIS NOVEL. THE REVERSAL OF VALUES TRADITIONALLY ASSOCIATED WITH BLACK AND WHITE IN PURITAN CULTURE AND THE QUESTIONING OF COLOR AS A SIGNIFICANT MARK OF RACIAL IDENTITY BECOME INSEPARABLE FROM THE QUESTIONING OF LANGUAGE AND WRITING. MELVILLE, IN SEARCH OF A NEW LANGUAGE CAPABLE OF ABOLISHING POLARITIES, TURNS TO THE TECHNIQUES OF THE OCCULT: ASTROLOGY, NUMEROLOGY AND ALCHEMY; HE PLAYS ON THE SHAPE AND SOUND OF LETTERS, ON THE USE OF CAPITALS AND ITALICS, ON NUMBERS AND COLORS TO REVEAL THE EVER CHANGING AND UNRELIABLE CHARACTER OF LANGUAGE. COLOR AND WRITING ARE MASKS WHICH BOTH HIDE AND DISCLOSE THE DUAL NATURE OF THE UNIVERSE. OUR MYTHOCRITICAL APPROACH OF THE MELVILLEAN TEXT INSPIRED BY THE WORKS OF GASTON BACHELARD, MIRCEA ELIADE AND GILBERT DURAND AND INFLUENCED BY THE RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS OF PROFESSOR VIOLA SACHS OF PARIS VIII UNIVERSITY HAS ENABLED US TO RECONCILE THE PERSONAL, CULTURAL AND MYTHICAL DIMENSIONS OF AN EVER DYNAMIC AND CHALLENGING WORK
 
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Audience level: 0.90 (from 0.88 for Race, coul ... to 0.92 for Sciences & ...)

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French (7)