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Les arts modernes ont-ils pour fonction de représenter le monde qui leur est contemporain ? Hugo von Hofmannsthal et le cinéma comme poétique du rêve

Abstract : Hofmannsthal, who is considered one of the eminent members of Viennese Modernity, always cast, however, a distant and even dubitative look on the notion of modernity. At the beginning of the 20th century, this aesthetic value, which according to him only conveys the state of mind of a certain time, thanks to its power of suggestion, fluctuates between an excessive sensibility, the morbid feeling of lost innocence and a dreamlike atmosphere which escapes every fixed conceptualization; what is more, modernity is on a constant search for legitimacy trough its re-reading of tradition. The dream, this old baroque topic, then becomes the model of Hofmannsthal’s scenic and cinematographic modernity: cinema is also araised for sociological reasons, and at the same time relieved of the task of representing the dullness and coarseness of the contemporary industrial world. Cinema thus takes on the character of a poetic epiphany.
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Audrey Giboux. Les arts modernes ont-ils pour fonction de représenter le monde qui leur est contemporain ? Hugo von Hofmannsthal et le cinéma comme poétique du rêve. Comparatismes en Sorbonne, Centre de Recherche en Littérature Comparée (EA 4510), Université Paris-Sorbonne, 2010, pp.55-73. ⟨hal-01620386⟩

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