Seminar : medieval literature

lrom2225  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Seminar : medieval 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
15.0 h
Delsaux Olivier (compensates Van Hemelryck Tania); Van Hemelryck Tania;
Students must have followed LROM 2221 Questions d'histoire de la littérature médiévale (M. Cavagna and C. Storms).
A good knowledge of the basics of Old and Middle French
Main themes
This seminar provides students with foundations in methodology. It will provide in depth study of a precise topic using a corpus of relevant texts. 

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


Introduction to research methodology and preparation to the MA thesis.
Students  must be able:

  • to use bibliographical resources and documentation;
  • to give evidence of adopting a multidisciplinary point of view;
  • to write a research question;
  • to analyse in depth French medieval texts;
  • to show critical attitude vis a vis text editions and textual variants;
  • to write an academic text.

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 2016-17, the seminar will focus on « Literature and politics » in the Middle Ages.
Teaching methods
Working sessions and discussion. Preparation is needed .
Evaluation methods
Oral presentation and final paper.
Other information
Students preparing a dissertation in the field of medieval French are strongly encouraged  to follow the seminar.
La bibliographie sera déposée sur ICampus
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

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