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Aestheticism and Morality in Oscar Wilde’s « The Picture of Dorian Gray» (1890)

Par Louise Bailly

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Known for his witty aphorisms, fanciful style and extravagant way of life, Oscar Wilde was not only a dandy ((par excellence)) but also a major figure of nineteenth-century literature. In ((The Picture of Dorian Gray)), he expresses his belief that art should be dissociated from moral considerations and creates an anti-hero at odds with traditional protagonists whose virtuous behaviours were meant to be exemplary models.

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Mary Cassatt, a modern approach to the painting of domestic life

Par Louise Bailly

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Mary Cassatt was a major figure of transatlantic artistic exchanges, the only American who exhibited her paintings alongside the Impressionists in Paris. A strong independent woman and a truly talented artist, Cassatt thought that “Women should be someone and not something.” Although she was considered one of the greatest painters of her time in America and spent sixty years of her life in France, she was long forgotten there after she died.

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We’re All Translators Now

Par Esther Allen

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As our language ceases to dominate cyberspace (our share of the Web has fallen to about 27%), we English speakers are hesitantly stepping out of our monolingual sphere and evincing renewed interest in foreign tongues. Language learning websites like Livemocha and Matador Network seem to crop up like mushrooms, Rosetta Stone is a publicly traded company whose stock is up 41% year to date, and last year’s top-rated YouTube video — remember? —was in Korean (with a few repetitions of “hey (...)

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leadIamge Colm Tóibín’s Brooklyn centres on Eilis Lacey’s migration from Ireland to Brooklyn. The protagonist’s spatial mobility is accompanied by an identity change, as her self evolves when she settles in New York. Although she embarks on an initiatory journey through migration, Eilis faces (...)
leadIamge Cette page propose une série de ressources afin de traiter en classe des manifestations au lendemain de la mort de George Floyd, du mouvement Black Lives Matter et du racisme institutionnel aux Etats-Unis.
leadIamge Ce texte est la traduction du chapitre "The Vanishing New World", tiré de l'ouvrage Beyond Geography: The Western Spirit against the Wilderness de Frederick Turner. Dans cet extrait, l'auteur évoque le rapport des colons au bison, animal emblématique réduit à un trophée de chasse ou (...)
leadIamge This presentation tackles the significance and legacy of the Transcendentalist understanding of wilderness in US culture. It begins with a brief overview of the largely hostile attitudes toward wilderness that pre-dated Transcendentalism. Then it introduces and analyses the ways in which two (...)
leadIamge Frances McDormand, an American actress and producer, was invited to the Festival Lumière in Lyon in 2019. She gave a Masterclass in which she talked about being an actress in Hollywood, gender representation and the inclusion rider.
leadIamge This presentation brings together an American play and an American film inspired by Greek plays: Aeschylus’s Suppliants and Aristophanes’s Lysistrata. Charles Mee’s gripping drama Big Love (2000) animates the plot of The Suppliants to explore the violence of the American (...)
 

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Installation

18/06/2020 - 16/10/2020, Venet Foundation, Le Muy (83490)
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Festival

10/10/2020 - 18/10/2020, Lyon
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Exposition

12/05/2020 - 31/12/2020, Espace Lafayette-Drouot, Paris

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Concours de recrutement

01/09/2020

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Réforme du baccalauréat, B.O. spécial

01/09/2020

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Baccalauréat 2021

01/09/2020

Contributeurs

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Louise Bailly

Élève normalienne ENS de Lyon

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Vanessa Guignery

Professeur de littérature britannique contemporaine et de littérature postcoloniale ENS de Lyon

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Coline Pavia

Elève normalienne en Pré-Master ENS de Lyon

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Françoise Palleau-Papin

Maître de conférences Sorbonne Nouvelle

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Marie-Céline Daniel

Maître de Conférence Université Paris IV-Sorbonne

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Iris Yaron-Leconte

Assistant professor Université Paris 8

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