Art and Literature

lfial2292  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Art and Literature
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

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

Main themes
An interdisciplinary approach to different interaction methods between the visual arts and literature.

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

1 At the end of the course, the students should be able to analyse certain types of interaction between the fields of art and literature.

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 will rely on the history of the relations between literatures and plastic arts. Beyond the transfers from one art into the other, we will examine the many historical and thematic intersections between the two creative fields, as well as the aesthetical and philosophical foundations of these intersections. We will explore the different ways in which this dialogue between the arts is implemented : common genres (history, portrait, landscape'); reciprocal inclusions of image and text; free creations from one art with the tools of the other, etc. The methodology will be interdisciplinary, working at the crossroads of literature, art history, aesthetics, semiology, etc.
Evaluation methods
Assessment: oral examination and individual assignment.
Other information
Course materials: The literary works studied are in French. The course is given using PowerPoint materials. The information provided will appear on iCampus. Supervision: two teachers: an art historian and a French literature specialist.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : French as a Foreign Language

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Advanced Master in Visual Cultures

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

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

Master [120] in Philosophy

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