D'errance et d'espace chez Marie Guyart (essai) ; : suivi de D'errance et d'espace. Accompagnement de Marie Guyart (création) et de Poésie et mystique : au coeur d'une rencontre (essai)

Authors: Jeffrey, Lucie
Advisor: Pontbriand, Jean-Noël
Abstract: This research-creation doctoral thesis is a rendezvous with Marie Guyart, in both segments of its composition. The creation part, D’errance et d’espace. Accompagnement de Marie Guyart, is composed of versified poetic lyrics (with themes of wandering and nature: ocean – forest – North – river – cold – sky – land) accompanied by some of Marie Guyart’s written correspondence treating of the same themes. This literary accompaniment has the double objective of employing the Ursuline’s words as a trigger element of the poetic creation as well as producing a work of original character bringing together two women of the XVIIth et XXIst centuries. A doctoral creative work demonstrating the mysterious foundation of speech woven beyond time and space. The first research segment, D’errance et d’espace chez Marie Guyart, has as objective, on the one hand, to demonstrate the relevance of the Ursuline’s texts with regard to the themes treated in the creation part and, on the other hand, to show the life of the Mother of New France from a new angle. The vast majority of researchers often deal with the aspect of a cloistered life within which the nun seeks only to lose herself in God. Even if this vision of Guyart is relevant, I consider it important to broaden this view by looking at the connection between the Ursuline and space in New France as witnessed mainly in her letters treating of distant lands. This allows us to see how the nun lives out her desire for journeying through her unique relation to the territory. Through her words, Marie Guyart travels to the four corners of her adopted land. She breaks free, she journeys, she feeds her need for mystical space. The second research segment, Poésie et mystique : au coeur d’une rencontre, treats of the birth of a bond between Guyart and the doctoral student, which bond held fast throughout the creation segment of the thesis. I illustrate and question the manner in which this literary encounter occurred between a mystical writer and a poet in search of the absolute and thus open discussion to a broader approach to the creative act in general.
Document Type: Thèse de doctorat
Issue Date: 2019
Open Access Date: 3 December 2019
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/37475
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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