Theory and analysis of Spanish-American literary texts

lrom2844  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Theory and analysis of Spanish-American literary texts
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

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2019-2020
Fabry Geneviève;
Notions of hermeneutical tools for literary analysis. B2 level in Spanish.
Main themes
The course will examine first how can be defined the topic we can find in a determined corpus : the work of mourning.
After, we will analyze hispano-american literary works (poetry : Gelman ; novel : Fuentes) and see how they elaborate the selected topic.

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

1 The aim of this course is to help the student acquire a scholarly method to read and analyse literary texts written by one or a few hispano-american author(s) that share a common theme, to analyse their poetics and its context. The theoretical reflexion will be stressed. At the end of the course, the students will be able to read and write essays in the studied field by relying on the literary knowledge they have acquired.

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 aims to analyze the nature and forms of expression of love in a large corpus of Spanish American contemporary  poetic texts (Darío, Agustini, Neruda, Huidobro, Paz) and novels (Cortazar, Garcia Marquez, Roa Bastos, Manuel Puig ). The analysis is conducted on the basis of theoretical considerations, coming mainly from philosophy and psychoanalysis.
Teaching methods
The course will work as a seminar and based on a reader incorporating both theoretical reflections literary works. The analytical approach will be a back and forth between reading and classical textual and contextual interpretation in the light of theoretical sources.
Evaluation methods
Presentation of oral partial work during the semester and an oral exam
Other information
Support  : Course notes and folder of reading material
Online resources
Anthologie de textes disponibles à la DUC, qui contient les principaux textes théoriques et poétiques.
Paz, Octavio, Libertad bajo palabra(1935-1957). Edición de Enrico Mario Santí, Madrid, 2014, Cátedra (Letras Hispánicas ; 250)
García Márquez, Gabriel, Del amor y otros demonios, Debolsillo, 2014
Nettel, Guadalupe, Después del invierno, Barcelona, Seix Barral, 2014
Puig, Manuel, Boquitas pintadas, Seix Barral, 2001 ; El beso de la mujer araña, Seix Barral, 2003.
Kristeva, Julia, Histoires d'amour , Denoël, 1983.
Barthes, Roland, Fragments d'un discours amoureux, Seuil, 1977.
González, Aníbal, Love and Politics in the Contemporary Spanish American Novel , University of Texas Press, Austin, 2010.
de Rougement, Denis, L'amour en Occident, Plon, 1962
Amiel Vincent, et Yannick Butel,éd., Scènes de séduction et discours amoureux , Caen : Presses universitaires de Caen, 2007
Faculty or entity

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

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

Certificat universitaire en littérature

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

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General