Typology and permanence of mythical imagineries

lglor2390  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

Typology and permanence of mythical imagineries
5 credits
30.0 h
Q1

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2017-2018
Language
French
Prerequisites
Bachelor level in Languages and Literatures, History or History of Art  and Archaeology.
Main themes
After a theoretical introduction which defines in a general manner the mods of operation and presentation of systems of myths, the course will then proceed to analyse a specific example, chosen by the teaching team, from a typological, historical and comparative point of view.
Aims

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

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At the end of this course the student will have learnt to analyse the emergence and functioning of the myth in the collective and individual imaginaries (epistemological objective) and to confront in diachronic and synchronous mode comparable mythical universes from different cultures (Grecian-Roman antiquity, Celtic, Egyptian, African, Asiatic etc.) or the permanent features of a mythical system in the same culture (descriptive objective).

 

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”.
Content
The themes change from year to year. An attempt is made to alternate between a mythological person (Orpheus, Ulysses, Hercules, Dionysus) and a mythological theme (labyrinth, Golden age, metamorphosis).
Teaching methods
Formal lectures given by a team of teachers specialized in one of the aspects, in a period which witnessed the emergence of the myth in question, in a genre either literary or aesthetic (music, visual arts, cinema) which refer to the myth. The course is supported by information and communication technologies.
Evaluation methods
Evaluation will be based on a written work of about twenty pages. The form and the subject will be indicated at the beginning of the course. A presentation of this work will be given to one of the teaching team chosen by the student and according to the guidelines given by this teacher. An evaluation will be made of the aptitude of the student to put the methods and descriptive techniques into practice.
Other information
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Online resources
There is a web-site for this course: http://pot-pourri.fltr.ucl.ac.be/itinera/enseignement/GLOR2390/
Bibliography
Précisée au début du cours.
Faculty or entity


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

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology : General
5


Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General
5

Master [60] in History of Art and Archaeology: Musicology

Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : French as a Foreign Language
5

Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology: Musicology
5

Master [120] in Anthropology
5

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General
5


Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Classics

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Classics
5

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures
5

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies
5

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : German
5