In-depth analysis of French texts from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

lrom2223  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

In-depth analysis of French texts from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
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
Q2

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2019-2020
Language
French
Prerequisites
a good knowledge of the basics of Old and Middle French
Main themes
The course is dedicated to the in-depth analyse of several texts, from both the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, focusing on a topic chosen every year.
Aims

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

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At the end of the formation, students :

  • will be able to practise a critical text analysis;
  • will have gained an in-depth knowledge of poetical and rhetorical devices of literary texts;
  • will be able to comprehend the continuities and disruptions within the use of these devices from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.
 

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
In 2019-2020, the course will be jointly given by Professor Mattia Cavagna, for the mediaeval literature part, and by Professor Agnès Guiderdoni, for the 16th century literature part. We will be studying the many variations of Ovide's Metamorphoses, from the 14th to the 16th century, through a manifold corpus of texts, of which some are illustrated.
Teaching methods
Lectures with a variety of teaching materials : reading extracts from works ; PowerPoint presentations
Evaluation methods
Written examen
Other information
Students preparing a master thesis in the field of medieval French and Renaissance literature are strongly encouraged  to follow the course.
Bibliography
Mise à jour chaque année ; voir la page du cours sur Moodle
Faculty or entity


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

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [60] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

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 History

Certificat universitaire en littérature

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

Master [120] in History