Seminar : Literary History

LROM2725  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Seminar : Literary History
5.0 credits
15.0 h


Literary history and previous knowledge of different ways to analyse literary texts.

Main themes

The seminars will focus on a specific issue. Depending on the issues addressed, texts will be selected from various periods of French literature.


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    It is thus presented as an introduction to personal research and preparation for the thesis in its various phases (analysis, problem setting, writing) from the point of view of literary history.

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 seminar is led by Professor Agnès Guiderdoni. This year, the seminar will be devoted to the notion of Baroque and will study its contemporary extensions, that is the neo-baroque. Based on a corpus of primary texts and secondary literature, we will question the development of the notion itself in the 20th century, its implicit foundations, the controversies it gave rise to, and the mutations it underwent in the forn of the neo-baroque.


Teaching methods

The seminar is led every other year by one of its two lecturers: in 2018-2019, by Professor Zanone and, in 2019-2020, by Professor Guiderdoni. Most of the sessions take place at the beginning of the term and, after an introduction to the subject, are designed to develop various concepts of problematisation. Students are then encouraged to work on their own; there are two sessions to oversee the progress and subsequent completion of this work.

Evaluation methods

Written essay to be prepared individually.

Other information

For any information, please contact by email Professor Agnès Guiderdoni

Faculty or entity

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

Program title
Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : French as a Foreign Language

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

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures