At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
- Introduce students to the methodologies and principles of the discipline through the analysis of a particular question of comparative literature.
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”.
The seminar will thus analyze some poetical, political and cultural issues related to the travel to the underworld in literature.
1) An ongoing evaluation of the student active participation to the seminar (20%);
2) A mid-term paper (20%);
3) A final paper related to the topic of the seminar (60%).
The final paper will:
a) be handed by the first day of the relevant exams session (June or August);
b) be printed and posted in the teacher's box, but also electronically posted in PDF format on the Moodle website;
c) be a 8-to-10 written paper (Times New Roman 12 pt., 1.5 spacing and 2cm margins);
d) focus on at least 2 literary works from the readings and analyze a topic determined by the student based on the issues related to the travel to the underworld. Students may analyze innovative fictional works as long as they relevant when considering the topic of the seminar.
The final evaluation will take into account the attention given to the expression in French.
In case of failure in June, the assessment will consist of the same 3 parts in September, and the student will only have to hand a new version of his/-er final paper, while keeping the same grades for both his/-er ongoing evaluation and mid-term paper.
The students may read the novels in their original language, according to their linguistic skills.
Dante, La Divine Comédie, traduction et présentation par Jacqueline Risset, Paris, Flammarion, 2010 (GF).
Herrera Yuri, Signes qui précéderont la fin du monde, traduit de l’espagnol (Mexique) par Laura Alcoba, Paris, Gallimard, 2014 (Du monde entier).
Victor Gary, La Piste des sortilèges, La Roque d’Anthéron, Vents d’ailleurs, 2013.
2) Textes théoriques
Un portefeuille de textes théoriques sera disponible sur Moodle.