Analysis of literary Representation

lrom2730  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

Analysis of literary Representation
5 credits
22.5 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2017-2018
Delmotte Myriam;
Main themes
The aim of this course is to help the student acquire a scholarly method to analyze literary texts (semiotics), and to situate its forms and figures in their historical and cultural context

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


At the end of the course, the student will be able to understand the specificity of literary representations (verbal images, figures and forms).


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”.
This class will study how authors' imaginaries are inserted into and make the material of literary textuality. We will analyse the structure of the forms and figures that are active in the literary text, through narratological and semiological approaches. We will address the following issues: intertextual sources (literary, mythological, etc.), and other sources (artistic, religious, anthropological...), as well as the impact of their particular context (geographic, historical, social, psychological...). It will also deal with the reception of works, understood as the encounter of two imaginaries (the author's and the reader's) within the text.
Teaching methods
The course is accompanied by PowerPoint presentations. The information is also on iCampus.
Evaluation methods
Written examination.
Other information
The corpus for study comes from contemporary French literature (19th century to the present day).
La bibliographie est déterminée chaque année en fonction de la problématique choisie. Elle se trouve sur icampus.
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 Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Master [60] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : German