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Le genre romanesque du récit de voyage scientifique au xixe siècle

Abstract : The object of this article is to study how the romanesque genre of the scientific travel account in the 19th century became the poetic archetype of all other genres of travel. Its success lasted throughout the 19th century and eventually shifted toward romanesque fiction, with a very explicit effort from naturalist scientists to define and renew its rules. European an American travel novelists took the opportunity of this fictional shift to get rid of the heuristic value of the travel form and to create a model of a descriptive novel, that would be the direct heir of the romanesque story and renew its clichés through the imaginary of the scientific journey.
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Anne-Gaëlle Weber. Le genre romanesque du récit de voyage scientifique au xixe siècle. Sociétés & Représentations, Éditions de la Sorbonne, 2006, 21 (1), pp.59-77. ⟨10.3917/sr.021.0059⟩. ⟨hal-03770086⟩



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