Pierre Lhande (1877-1957) et le corpus des Radio-sermons aux origines de la radiophonie

Abstract : This research is a contribution to the study of the work of Pierre Lhande, the Radio Sermons. Although his work enjoyed considerable success at the time, it is largely unknown today except in the French Basque Country where the author was born. The aim is to highlight this national heritage. The author’s testimony, both on the early days of radio in France from 1927 to 1934 and on his view of the inter-war era, is useful for understanding the political, religious and social context of this period. The study largely focuses on the ingenuity and resourcefulness of a man who grasped the importance of the new tools of communication. As a pioneer in radio sermons in France, Pierre Lhande, a Jesuit, invented a new language of sacred rhetoric. This research also underlines the humanitarian aid deployed on the ground, principally in the suburbs of Paris, to restore dignity to the most deprived populations. The “radio sermons” often shed light on the situation of these “forgotten people” on the outskirts of large cities. Pierre Lhande was the first person to launch an SOS live on the radio on their behalf in 1929.The thesis is based on the corpus of Radio Sermons, comprising eight collections extending from 1927 to 1934. Each volume is considered in its entirety (preface, sermon, afterword or conclusion). The work is divided into three chapters: Chapter I: Presentation of Pierre Lhande with the different stages of his life in relation to the subject. The aim is to sketch his portrait based on the definition he gave of himself: priest, pastor and writer. Chapter II: The corpus of Radio Sermons. This chapter addresses the corpus in its entirety with an analysis of the transcriptions of radio sermons, by way of different approaches of interpretation. Chapter III reveals the impact of the new medium of radio on discourse and more precisely on that of the sermon
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Eugénie-Myriam Bocek-Valy. Pierre Lhande (1877-1957) et le corpus des Radio-sermons aux origines de la radiophonie. Religions. Université de Lorraine, 2015. Français. ⟨NNT : 2015LORR0141⟩. ⟨tel-01751986⟩

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