Les journaux francophones au dix-neuviéme siécle

Entre enjeux locaux et perspective globale

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  • 1 Université Laval Guillaume.Pinson@lit.ulaval.ca
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Abstract

This article discusses the circulation of francophone news, information, and literary content between Western Europe and North America in the nineteenth century. During this period, big metropolitan cities (Paris, Brussels, Montreal, New Orleans) were forming a dense media network. For the western Atlantic region, New York City and the Courrier des États-Unis (1828–1938) served as the hub of this network. Francophone readers on both sides of the Atlantic shared a large common corpus, including works such as Eugène Sue’s Mystères de Paris (1842–1843), which was distributed in North America by the literary supplement of the Courrier. By providing a general overview of this French-speaking network, this article invites scholars to explore how texts, and literature in particular, operated through an interlinked dynamic system of publication rather than as independent unconnected works.

Contributor Notes

Guillaume Pinson est professeur au Département des littératures de l’Université Laval (Québec, Canada). Ses recherches portent sur l’histoire de la culture médiatique en Europe et en Amérique du nord francophones et il codirige avec Marie-Ève Thérenty le projet Médias 19 (www.medias19.org). Il a publié La Culture médiatique francophone en Europe et en Amérique du Nord, de 1760 à la veille de la Seconde Guerre mondiale (2016) ; L’Imaginaire médiatique, histoire et fiction du journal au 19e siècle (2012) ; et en 2008 Fiction du monde : De la presse mondaine à Marcel Proust.

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