La fille de nulle part : suivi de Les limites du dévoilement dans Prague de Maude Veilleux

Authors: Couture, Paméla
Advisor: Létourneau, Sophie
Abstract: This Master's thesis focuses on the limits of self-disclosure and others in autofictional writings. It examines the consequences of disclosure and censorship processes related to the autofictional genre. The first part of this dissertation, La fille de nulle part, is a collection of poems that revolves around a mourning love. Divided into five equal parts, the poems in this collection explore the themes of abandonment, self-esteem, and vengeance. Addressed to a YOU (representing the lost lover), this collection is carried by the voice of a disillusioned and deeply sad I. Throughout the poems, the different stages of the mourning are covered, without leading to acceptance and reconstruction. The poems are carried by Paméla Personne, alter ego of the poet Paméla Couture. The second part of this thesis focuses on the analysis of the story of Maude Veilleux, Prague. It will be more precisely a matter of confronting the following hypothesis: Maude Veilleux did not go as far as the author-reader contract suggested in her story of Prague, as to the disclosure of herself. Chapter One focuses on the literary theories associated to autofiction, to determine whether Prague corresponds to this particular genre. The works of Vincent Colonna and David Bélanger will serve as a research base for this section. The second chapter studies the usefulness and reach of the lies and various avoidances in fiction, in order to determine the intent of the lies and workarounds in Prague. The research done by John R. Searle will support this part. The third chapter tests the hypothesis of the Master through interviews with the writer Maude Veilleux, about her story Prague.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2019
Open Access Date: 21 June 2019
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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