Typology and permanence of mythical imagineries

lglor2390  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Typology and permanence of mythical imagineries
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
Q1

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2019-2020
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 :

1 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
Certificat universitaire en littérature

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

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

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

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

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Classics

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Classics

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

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

Certificat universitaire en langue, littérature et civilisation latines

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