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A Need to Narrate? Early Modern French Accounts of Atlantic Crossings

Harrigan, Michael (2016) A Need to Narrate? Early Modern French Accounts of Atlantic Crossings. In: Sea Narratives: Cultural Responses to the Sea, 1600–Present. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 23-45. ISBN 978-1-137-58116-7. (doi:10.1057/978-1-137-58116-7_2) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:80141)

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Abstract

Harrigan offers a new reading of processes of narrative transmission within the early modern Atlantic basin in a trajectory moving from the social, or human interactions, to the suprahuman, or perceptions of interactions with environment, the ocean and beyond. Through the analysis of four rarely-studied seventeenth-century narratives in French (François Pyrard, Guillaume Coppier, Antoine Biet and Jean Mongin), this chapter explores the generation of narrative through accelerated and collective human displacements and cultural disruptions, the narrative as a vector of new and familiar cultural capital, the text as repository for circulating narratives and popular rites and assesses the role of human agency within the anthropocentric ocean narrative.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1057/978-1-137-58116-7_2
Uncontrolled keywords: Atlantic, displacement, travel, maritime, ocean
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Michael Harrigan
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2020 15:46 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:11 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/80141 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Harrigan, Michael: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5371-2528
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