Texts, manuscripts and printing: a critical and literary approach

lrom2227  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Texts, manuscripts and printing: a critical and literary approach
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
Q2

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2019-2020
Language
French
Prerequisites
Students shall be acquainted to the ancient language.
A good knowledge of the basics of Old and Middle French
Main themes
The course is devoted to the study of literary texts of medieval authors, by the means of a critical approach to manuscripts, in order to highlight the processes and motivations involved in the genesis of a literary work of the medieval period. It will try to instill a critical approach toward the object of study ; to introduce students to the weight of the normative tradition of the nineteeth and twentieth centuries in their approach to medieval texts, as well as to the necessity to recontextualize any literary work in its historic, economic and cultural contexts.
Aims

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

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On the basis of the discipline's epistemology and of an in-depth analysis of the manuscript tradition of an author (ancient or middle French) :

- refine the student's spirit of analysis in relation to modern critical editions of medieval texts;

- increase the student's awareness in relation to the material and textual aspects of French literary manuscripts (graphic variants and corrections in the case of autograph manuscripts; the relationship between the text and its iconography; textual organization of manuscripts according to the dedicatee, etc.) ;

- to introduce students to a critical approach of medieval literature ;

- to initiate students to the innovating aspects of new philology.

 

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”.
Teaching methods
Lectures with a variety of teaching materials : reading extracts from works ; PowerPoint presentations
Evaluation methods
Oral exam
Other information
Students preparing a dissertation in the field of medieval French are strongly encouraged  to follow the course.
Online resources
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Bibliography
Mise à jour chaque année ; voir page dédicacée au cours sur iCampus
Faculty or entity


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

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
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