English Literature : Critical Approaches

lgerm1124  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

English Literature : Critical Approaches
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
30.0 h
De Bruyn Ben;

Level B1 of the Common Europea Framework of Reference for Languages
Main themes

Close in-depth critical study of modern canonical texts. This course introduces students to narratology, stylistics and genre theory. Several literary texts (poems, novels, short stories, plays) are analysed.

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

By the end of this module students will:
  • have acquired an appropriate range of methods to analyze one or more literary genres through the analysis of canonical contemporary texts (19th, 20th, 21st century);
  • be able to interpret a poem, a short story, a novel and/or a play with basic scholarly methods and tools to approach a literary text critically.

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”.
Teaching methods

Formal lectures with PowerPoint presentations
Evaluation methods
Written exam
Online resources
Teaching materials
  • Course notes "LGERM1124 - English Literature: Critical Approaches"
  • Slides available on Moodle
  • A paper copy of the selected play and novel (see course notes)
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures: German, Dutch and English

Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Minor in English Studies