Contemporary literature and images

lrom2750  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Contemporary literature and images
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 !

Tilleuil Jean-Louis;
Main themes
Critical explanation of the ideological issues in which the distinct stands on the text and the image have their roots.
Exploitation of the contributions of particular semiologies (verbal and visual).
Presentation and testing of the main relational models to analyse works mixing text and image.
Exercises in applied semiology (advertisement, comic books, illustrated press, etc.).

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

1 During the 20th century, written culture has been more and more associated with visual culture, whether in popular literary works (illustrated books for children, comic books, newspapers or magazines, advertisement, video clips, etc.) or in "high" literature (illustration, graphic and typographic visualisation, etc.).
The main goal of this course is to give to the students, who are bound to meet this mixing of languages (text+image) in their research or their professional life, a rigorous theoretical and methodological frame which makes possible the analysis of contemporary images and of their frequent interactions with various literary texts, popular or not.

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 course is based on a preliminary analysis of the historico-sociological issues which go with any study of the image and the relationships image-text, as well as an epistemological reflection on the problematic meeting between scriptural meta-language and visual objects (iconic, plastic) which are the subjects of this study.
A critical synthesis of the main theories about the study of the relationship image-text (or about the study of one of these two modes, as far as this study can contribute to the final theoretical development) will be given to the students; it leads to the perfecting of methodological tools likely to be used to analyse the (popular) literary text and contemporary images. The locating, interpretation and confrontation of cultural, ideological and symbolic contents promoted by the textual and iconico-plastic forms will also be given special emphasis.
Teaching methods
Lectures, during which theoretical talks will be illustrated with the analysis of works associating image and text.
Evaluation methods
Oral examination on the course. Written assignment analysing the juxtaposition of a  (para)literary text and an image  presented by each student in the oral examination.
Other information
Supports : course plan commentary and reading folder.
Une bibliographie sélective est communiquée aux étudiants.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Advanced Master in Visual Cultures

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

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

Master [60] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Master [60] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

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

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures