Le prosimètre didactique et scientifique de la fin du XVIIIe au début du XXe siècle

Abstract : Highly specialized prosimetra were published in France during the first half of the 19th Century : they took the guise of wooing letters, yet aimed at popularizing science. How do prose and verse relate to each other here, and how does each form relate to didacticism? How did the prosimetra try to compete with two major contemporary genres that also mixed verse and prose : scientific poems with notes in prose, and books of popular science that included poetic quotations ? Finally, according to the way they are staged in the texts and to external, sociological data, what sort of people wrote these prosimetra? Are they special authors, capable of unifying the different values associated to verse and prose, or should we rather speak of a nexus of instable functions, oscillating between the positions of the scientist, the private tutor, the poet or the compiler?
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Hugues Marchal, Nicolas Wanlin. Le prosimètre didactique et scientifique de la fin du XVIIIe au début du XXe siècle. Atlantide - Cahiers de l'EA 4276 L’Antique, le Moderne, EA 4276 - L’Antique, le Moderne, 2014, Vers et prose. Formes alternantes et formes hybrides, 1, pp.1-28. ⟨hal-01246832⟩

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