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
5.0 credits
22.5 h
2q

This biannual course is taught on years 2015-2016, 2017-2018, ....

Language
Français
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

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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)

Program title
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [60] in History
5
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Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : French as a Foreign Language
5
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Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General
5
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Master [120] in History
5
-

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

Master [60] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures
5
-

5
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