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dc.contributor.authorGeoffroy, Christine
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-14T14:10:02Z
dc.date.available2009-09-14T14:10:02Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.urihttps://basepub.dauphine.fr/handle/123456789/1608
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectinteractions culturellesen
dc.subjectAlpinistsen
dc.subjectArtistsen
dc.subject.ddc304en
dc.titleYester-year and Today's British in Haute Savoie: the Flavour of the Alpsen
dc.typeCommunication / Conférence
dc.description.abstractenThe Golden Age of mountaineering in the Alps is most often remembered in terms of conquest and physical exploit, and associated with the somewhat arrogant appropriation of the alpine mountain range as a would-be favourite British “playground”. This paper proposes a reading of the writings of two British alpinists of the time, Leslie Stephen and Alfred Wills, showing that the motive for their presence in the mountain was not only a sportive one but derived from a special link that they had formed with the alpine scenery. Their regular immersion in this landscape, their need for co-presence with the mountain, are evidence of a deeper link with the place and its inhabitants, whether with the guides who accompanied them or with the artists – some of them rope companions themselves, such as the painter and alpinist Gabriel Loppé – who used to spend summer in the region. The private collection of letters sent or received by Alfred Wills between 1850 and 1880 brings additional evidence to this perspective. Finally as British migration to the valley of Chamonix has reached record figures in the last few years, we cannot but question the persistence of this relation to the mountain among some of these new seasonal or permanent residents, met in the course of a survey conducted in the area between 2004 and 2006.en
dc.identifier.citationpages155-163
dc.relation.ispartoftitleLa Montagne : entre image et langage dans les territoires anglophones = Mountain : in image and word in the English-speaking worlden
dc.relation.ispartofeditorLanone, Catherine
dc.relation.ispartofeditorBirgy, Philippe
dc.relation.ispartofeditorBesson, Françoise
dc.relation.ispartofpublnamePresses Universitaires du Mirailen
dc.relation.ispartofpublcityToulouseen
dc.relation.ispartofdate2010
dc.relation.ispartofpages330
dc.description.sponsorshipprivateouien
dc.subject.ddclabelFacteurs d'influence sur les comportements sociauxen
dc.relation.ispartofisbn978-2-8107-0003-5
dc.relation.conftitleLa Montagne entre image et langage dans les territoires anglophones : paysages écrits et paysages déchirés
dc.relation.confdate2007-10
dc.relation.confcityToulouse
dc.relation.confcountryFrance


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