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Mobilité et [post-]modernité

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dc.contributor.advisor Mahuzier, Brigitte en_US Korbage, Aiham en_US 2007-02-28T20:27:09Z 2007-02-28T20:27:09Z 2004 en_US
dc.description.abstract This French paper looks at the paradoxical nature of modern progress in the 19th and 20th centuries. It deals with the works of Charles Baudelaire and those of Céline, especially focusing on Voyage to the end of the night (Voyage au bout de la nuit). The paper will examine modern means of transportation and communication, and the negative and violent images associated with them. The fast modernization in the last half of the nineteenth century ends with WWI. From this point, Modernity becomes post-modernity, but the contradictory aspects of the former persist. The more we communicate, the further we are separated. Modern mobility and progress do not succeed in uniting humanity. On the contrary, they increase the distance between people. Progress becomes all the more rapid, absurd and even dangerous. Having lost control, Man is driven to his dehumanization. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Department of French and Francophone Studies en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Postmodernism -- Social aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Baudelaire, Charles, 1821-1867 -- Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject.lcsh Céline, Louis-Ferdinand, 1894-1961 -- Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject.lcsh Céline, Louis-Ferdinand, 1894-1961. Voyage au bout de la nuit
dc.title Mobilité et [post-]modernité en_US
dc.type Thesis (B.A.) en_US
dc.rights.access Open Access

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