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Distant Voices, Quiet Passions: Readers and Spectators at Work

Abstract : This paper looks at the dialectics of voice and silence as it unfolds between literary works and their audiences. It is based on an analysis of three contemporary adaptations of literary pieces that transferred texts to the audiovisual spaces of the stage and of the screen: The Encounter (2015), A Quiet Passion (2016), and Notes on Blindness (2016). In a context where readers and spectators are mostly expected to be disciplined and keep silent, such adaptive endeavours establish different forms of connections with their audiences, and in doing so open up new avenues for exploring the power relations and the pragmatics of meaning inherent in the distribution of voice and silence.
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Diane Leblond. Distant Voices, Quiet Passions: Readers and Spectators at Work. Voice and silence in literary and artistic reception, May 2019, nancy, France. ⟨hal-02951799⟩

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