Seminar: Spanish Literature II

lrom2515  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Seminar: Spanish Literature II
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
15.0 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2019-2020 !

Main themes
The seminar further examines specific problems in a selection of works of contemporary Spanish literature thanks to the systematic application.

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

1 The student will receive in this seminar the grounding necessary to carry out a research task in the field of contemporary Spanish literature and to take part in a scholarly debate in this field.

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”.
It will study how a particular narrative structure (voice, focalization, etc.), is particularly suited to tell the revelation of a secret, which always involves a number of constraints to the narrative and questions to the reader: who knows the secret, and do not know ?, what is the secret (adultery, mourning, etc.) ?, what kind of relationship is established between the protagonists and the reader given the existence of this shared secret (or not)? , what is the effect of the discovery of this secret? with what effect reading, etc.?
Evaluation methods
Evaluation will be on the basis of participation by the student and the presentation of written and oral work.
Other information
1.      Todas las almas, de Javier Marías (1989)
2.      Beatus ille, Antonio Muñoz Molina (1986)
3.      El jinete polaco, Antonio Muñoz Molina (1991)
4.      Donde las mujeres, Álvaro Pombo (1996)
Cadre théorique
1. Secrets de famille (psychologie transgénérationnelle)
-        Abraham, N. et M. Torok, L'écorce et le noyau, Paris, Flammarion, 1996.
-        Dumas, D.,L'ange et le fantôme: introduction à la clinique de l'impensé généalogique, Paris, Minuit, 1985.
-        Rashkin, Esther, Family Secrets and the Psychoanalysis of Narrative, Princeton University Press, 1992
-        Schützenberger, A., Aïe, mes aïeux!,  Paris, Desclée de Brouwer, 2000.
-        Tisseron, S., Secrets de famille mode d'emploi, Paris, Ramsay 1996. Ou Nos secrets de famille. Histoire et mode d'emploi, Paris, Ramsay, 1999 et 2004.
-        Tisseron, S. et alii, Le psychisme à l'épreuve des générations: clinique du fantôme, Paris, Dunod, 1995.
2. Narratologie classique et postclassique
-        Baroni, R., La tension narrative, Paris, Seuil, 2007.
- D'hoker, Elke & Martens, Gunther. Narrative Unreliability in the Twentieth-Century First-Person Novel.. Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2008.
Heinze, Rüdiger. "Violations of Mimetic Epistemology in First-Person Narrative Fiction." Narrative 16.3 (Oct. 2008): 279-97.*
Hühn, Peter, Wolf Schmid and Jörg Schönert. (eds) Point of View, Perspective, and Focalization: Modeling Mediation in Narrative. Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2009.
Meindl, Dieter. "(Un-)Reliable Narration from a Pronominal Perspective." In The Dynamics of Narrative Form: Studies in Anglo-American Narratology. Ed. John Pier. (Narratologia: Contributions to Narrative Theory / Beiträge zur Erzähltheorie, 4). Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2005. 59-82.*
Olson, Greta (ed.).Current Trends in Narratology. Berlin and New York: De Gruyter, 2011.
l'École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, 2005. 95-108.*
Pier, John et al. (ed). Théorie du récit: L'apport de la recherche allemande. Villeuneve d'Ascq: Presses Universitaires du Septentrion, 2007.
Sommer, Roy. "Beyond (Classical) narratology: New Approaches to Narrative Theory." European Journal of English Studies 8.1 (2004): 3-11.*
Sommer, Roy, and Sandra Heinen, eds. Narratology in the Age of Cross-Disciplinary Narrative Research. (Narratologia, 20). Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2009.*
Zerweck, Bruno. "Historicizing Unreliable Narration: Unreliability and Cultural Discourse in Narrative Fiction." Style 35.1 (Spring 2001): 151-78. Eletronic ed. in Literature Online.*
_____, ed. Unreliable Narration. Trier, Germany, Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2000.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Master [60] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : German, Dutch and English

Master [60] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General

Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General