Entre stabilité et mouvement : l'oscillation spatiale dans le diptyque "Want" de Rufus Wainwright

Authors: Mathieu-Lessard, Jeanne
Advisor: Savoie, Chantal
Abstract: In this dissertation are analysed five songs from the singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright’s diptych Want (composed of Want One and Want Two), with regards to the relationship between the protagonist of the songs and the space. The notion of « spatial oscillation », of which a definition is given in the introduction, is central to the protagonist’s conflicting state and adopts various forms in the five songs analysed. « Oh What a World » and « I Don’t Know What It Is » on Want One, « Hometown Waltz », « Memphis Skyline » and « Old Whore’s Diet » on Want Two, have been selected for the way in which they deal with spatial relations, as well as for their location in the diptych. The protagonist’s position, highlighted in the five analyses, evolves throughout the diptych ; the preliminary analysis of the paratextual apparatus underlines this progression.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2011
Open Access Date: 18 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/22926
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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