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Personnifications du désir d’écrire dans la poésie lyrique néo-latine. Les Muses de Giovanni Pontano et de Jean Salmon Macrin

Abstract : This thesis offers a parallel exploration of the lyrical works composed by two neo-latin poets: Giovanni Pontano (1429-1503), a Neapolitan statesman, and Jean Salmon Macrin (1490-1557), a court poet native of Loudun; it endeavors to determine how the figure of the Muse personifies their desire to write and the reflexive nature of their poetry. Prolegomena are dedicated to retracing the story of the motive. The first part then studies how far each poet falls within the humanist theories of poetics pertaining to the questions of inspiration, the aptum of genre and ethos, and the social status of poetry. The second part analyzes the imaginary representations of the translatio Musarum and its personal and national stakes, moving onwards to the depiction of the private, familiar universe, a crucial theme for these two pioneers of conjugal lyricism. Finally, the third part addresses the construction of the poetic persona and the representation of self through the Muse, first within the uncertainties of the poet’s calling or career, then through the expression of the poet’s flaws and desires.
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Mélanie Bost-Fievet. Personnifications du désir d’écrire dans la poésie lyrique néo-latine. Les Muses de Giovanni Pontano et de Jean Salmon Macrin. Littératures. Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes Paris, 2014. Français. ⟨tel-03311189⟩

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