• Corps connaissant(s) et pensée matérielle chez Proust. Les sens du Temps”.

    Author(s):
    Marisa Verna (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Group(s):
    LLC 20th- and 21st-Century French, LLC Francophone, TC Philosophy and Literature
    Subject(s):
    French literature, French studies
    Item Type:
    Conference paper
    Conf. Title:
    Le Sens et les sens Sense and the Senses Colloque International des Études Françaises et Francophones des XXe et XXIe siècles International Colloquium for 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies April 6-8, 2017
    Conf. Org.:
    Indiana University, Bloomington Department of French & Italian, College of Arts & Sciences
    Conf. Loc.:
    Indiana Memorial Union - 900 E. 7th St.
    Conf. Date:
    April 7th 2017
    Tag(s):
    20th Century
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M65M0W
    Abstract:
    This paper aims to define the concepts of "material thought" and "material time," as they are theorized by Proust in the Preface of his Ruskin’s Amiens Bible translation, and as they are developed throughout the Recherche. In Proust’s oeuvre ‘material thought’ manifests itself mostly in linguistic and stylistic features, or in concrete images, like the columns of Venice’s Piazzetta, with their “honey smoothness” and their “pink color," which are then distributed all along the novel in many passages. We analyze here some of them, in order to unveil the ‘rhetoric web’ settled by Proust to represent the depth of sensation and time. Time is not, in effect, an abstract concept for Marcel Proust. On the contrary, time is only conceivable in a total bodily apperception and this does not happen only in the notorious “involuntary memory” episodes. As Malcolm Bowie puts it, “this is the time of human desire […] This time is not a concept […]. It is a stuff and there for the handling”. Only being perceived by senses, time can be given a conceptual sens. The body is, therefore, a cognitive structure in itself. Keywords: Proust, Material thought, style, sensorial language. Axes: Style, way /Synesthesia, Cenesthesia.
    Notes:
    This paper aims to define the concepts of "material thought" and "material time," as they are theorized by Proust in the Preface of his Ruskin’s Amiens Bible translation, and as they are developed throughout the Recherche. In Proust’s oeuvre ‘material thought’ manifests itself mostly in linguistic and stylistic features, or in concrete images, Axes: Style, way /Synesthesia, Cenesthesia.
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