Poétique de la correspondance dans le Courrier des États-Unis de New York entre 1840 et 1850 : le cas du Canadien français Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau

Authors: Bédard-Fiset, Alexis
Advisor: Pinson, Guillaume
Abstract: We analyzed Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau’s foreign correspondences published in the Courrier des États- Unis (1828-1938) between 1840 and 1850. The newspaper was produced in New York and reached many French-speaking communities scattered throughout the Americas. Chauveau was the Courrier’s only French- Canadian correspondent and one of the most prolific among his colleagues. In order to unveil the various influences associated to his writing, we compared his articles with the ones that his Parisian colleagues produced. We observed that more important journalistic genres of the era such as the editorial had a significant impact on their writing. Their articles also contain strong literary and epistolary influences. We dedicated the most crucial part of our study to the analysis of Chauveau’s articles. We discovered that his articles are a means to convince his readers that French Canadians should be perceived as a legitimate part of French America. In order to do so, Chauveau exacerbated the nostalgy for New France. He also tried to prove that French Canadians are actually pre-revolutionary French citizens, namely by highlighting the extent of the Catholic Church’s powers. Moreover, by constantly criticizing a common opponent, England, Chauveau aspired to strengthen his readers’ sympathy for his nation
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2019
Open Access Date: 4 December 2019
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/37455
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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