À travers le monde-miroir de Harry Potter : littérature, langage et histoire

Abstract : “ travers le monde-miroir de Harry Potter : littérature, langage et histoire » (« Through the Looking-glass World of Harry Potter : Literature, Language and History” is a thesis whose aim is to analyse J. K. Rowling’s set of magical novels through the lens of literature. We will focus on the text in order to uncover the literary gems which are hidden within the weft of the text. The aim of this thesis is to explain why Harry Potter can be considered as part of the literary canon and how the text creates a mirror-universe which enables the reader to rediscover his own world.In order to better analyse the literary qualities of the text four main themes are put forward in this thesis: the links with children’s literature, intertextuality, language and history. Our thesis question centres on the question of passage between our world and the magical one through the notion of language. Indeed, language enables bridges to be built between our culture, our literature, our myths and our history and the magical universe of the books. This transposition enables the reader to rediscover his own world thanks to a clever hall of mirrors effect. Through his reading process the reader is thus able to go through the looking-glass and discover a wonderful and terrifying world where the best and the worst of our society and history is represented.This thesis reveals how in-depth analyses of intertextuality, language and history display the literary qualities of Harry Potter and enable an academic reading of the text.
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Éléonore Cartellier-Veuillen. À travers le monde-miroir de Harry Potter : littérature, langage et histoire. Literature. Université Grenoble Alpes, 2018. English. ⟨NNT : 2018GREAL019⟩. ⟨tel-02014024⟩

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