This biannual course is taught on years 2015-2016, 2017-2018, ....
a good knowledge of the basics of Old and Middle French
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.
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”.
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.
Lectures with a variety of teaching materials : reading extracts from works ; PowerPoint presentations
Students preparing a master thesis in the field of medieval French and Renaissance literature are strongly encouraged to follow the course.
Mise à jour chaque année ; voir la page du cours sur Moodle