From Vocal Poetry to Song: Towards a Theory of Song Objects
From Vocal Poetry to Song: Towards a Theory of Song Objects

From Vocal Poetry to Song: Towards a Theory of Song Objects


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783838210926
Publisher: ibidem Press
Publication date: 09/26/2017
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jean Nicolas De Surmont is a researcher in metalexicography and the author of many books on the French and Quebecois song. Having graduated from Laval University (Québec) in literature and sociology, he completed his PhD at Paris-X Nanterre. He has authored more than a hundred articles and critical reviews published in more than thirty countries.

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Note to the reader 17

Introduction 21

Theoretical approaches 21

Conceptual movement … opera in movimento 22

Denominative neology 25

Learned and popular debate on the standards for the song 28

Use of empirical vocabulary 29

Chapter 1 Vocal poetry in mountains and dales 33

Historical approaches 33

Subject of polysemiotic study 35

Historical vision 39

Performance 42

Theme and style 44

Creative process 48

Song in a literary text 49

Status of text and status of music 53

Chapter 2 Parallel linearities: Poetry and music 59

Chapter 3 Componential mutations of the song object 67

Determining the nature of song object 67

Variation and hybridity 69

Folklorisation process: Notes for some concepts 70

Neology, definition of song vocabulary and examples of song objects' transformation 75

Internal hybrid song 76

External hybrid song 76

External variation in textual components of a signed song 77

External variation in musical components of a signed song 77

Polymorphous song 78

Signed folklorised song 79

Oralised signed song 79

Hybrid signed song 81

Literalised traditional song 83

Chapter 4 Popular song and its 'popular' epithet 89

When popular renders the meaning of the song 90

Description in the Trésor de la langue française 90

Song of the street, street song 92

'Popular' song and Romanticism 93

Discarding the concept of /coming from the people/ 104

Popular music and popular song 109

Chapter 5 Moral and aesthetic divisions 115

Distinction between music and text of lyrical poetry 116

Good song and exacting song 124

Paradoxical status of the song 127

Conclusion 133

Glossary 137

Bibliography 141

Index of names 169

Index of notions 177

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