Seminar : Literary History

lrom2725  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

Seminar : Literary History
5 credits
15.0 h
Guiderdoni Agnès; Zanone Damien;
Literary history and previous knowledge of different ways to analyse literary texts.
Main themes
The seminar will deepen localized issues. Depending on subjects and issues, texts from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century French literature will be selected.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


It is thus presented as an introduction to personal research and preparation for the thesis in its various phases (analysis, problem setting, writing) from the point of view of literary history.


The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
In 2017-2018, the seminar will be given by Professor Agnès Guiderdoni, in collaboration with Clément Duyck PhD. The seminar will be devoted to the French literature in the baroque age, extending from the end of the 16th to the first half of the 17th century. It will consist in two parts : first an overview of the works, authors, genres and main themes of this kind of literature, and second, a moment of reflection on the notion itself. The « French baroque literature » was coined by the pionneering work of Jean Rousset in 1953, in La Littérature de l'âge baroque en France. Circé et le Paon. Soon after the publication of the book, the notion of « baroque » applied to the French literature proved to be hotly debated among French literary scholars. It indeed contained ideological and political issues related to French literature historiography. The seminar will aim at exploring these issues.
Teaching methods
The seminar is given alternatively by Professors Guiderdoni and Zanone : in 2016-2017, Professor Zanone ; in 2017-2018, Professor Guiderdoni. 
Evaluation methods
Written essay to be prepared individually. This work will lead to an oral presentation during a last session of the seminar. It will have to be returned at the beginning of the examination session.
Other information
For any information, please contact by email Professor Agnès Guiderdoni
Jean Rousset, La Littérature de l'âge baroque en France. Circé et le Paon, Paris, José Corti, 1953 ;
A compléter
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General

Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : French as a Foreign Language

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures