Mutations dans les philologies : temps, espace et causalité

Title in English Changes in philology: time, space and causality


Year of publication 2019
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Interactions dans les Sciences du Langage. Interactions disciplinaires dans les Études littéraires
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords philology; romance languages and literatures; essentialism; phenomenology; causality; temporal and spatial factors
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Description The essentialist ethos which had presided over the emergence of the sciences, including philologies, was called into question at the end of the 19th century in favor of phenomenological approaches which gradually redefined the fields of investigation. The paperp attempts to show that the fragmentation of philological disciplines is not only a "natural" result of diversification and disciplinary specialization, but also a fundamental process which involves a redefinition of certain categories and approaches to causality and temporal and spatial factors. New approaches, stimulated by the phenomenological turning point, redefined the data of investigation by accentuating the synchrony and the spatialization and by transforming causality into processual dynamics. It is also one of the keys to understanding the redefinitions of Romance or French philologies, and French or Framcophone studies.
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