Principles and Foundations of Fiction

lrom2760  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Principles and Foundations of Fiction
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
22.5 h
Engel Vincent;
Excellent knowledge of French language
Main themes
Texts of rhetoricians and authors of the 19th and 20th century, essentially French, covering the question of literature and fiction in their connection to reality.

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

1 Mastering the relations between fact and fiction through the theoretical contributions of rhetoricians and practitioners of literature.
Understanding the specific influx of fiction in the grasping of reality and in the transmission of personal and collective experiences.

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”.
Throughout this curriculum we will thoroughly study the relation between fact and fiction, as well as the manner in which the latter elaborates from a reality felt to be somewhat chaotic and/or disturbing.
The constituent elements of the curriculum are, on the one hand works by theorists (literature critics or theorists, as well as philosophers) and on the other hand, literary experiments from the 19th to the 21st Century. We will particularly focus on considerations concerning the modalities, possibilities and stakes of fiction, regarding borderline experiences within the literary phenomenon (Gustave Flaubert, Marguerite Duras, Antoine Volodine).
Teaching methods
Other information
Fiction : "l'impossible nécessité", Vincent Engel
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Translation

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

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

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

Certificat universitaire en littérature

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