Seminar : the sociosemiotics of the comic strip and other mixed messages

lrom2745  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Seminar : the sociosemiotics of the comic strip and other mixed messages
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
Teacher(s)
Language
French
Prerequisites
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Main themes
  • Specific characteristics of combined messages (written text and still image) and study of their relationship with literature
  • Anthropology of textual and visual cultures
  • Production and consumption of literary and media output
  • Literary, media and artistic fields
  • Ideological role
Aims

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

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  • In-depth analysis of combined messages with a view to comparing their respective socio-cultural issues.
  • To propose methods for analysing comics, children¿s picture books and advertisements, and to test them by applying them in assignments carried out as part of the seminar.
  • To show the changes that have occurred in the fields relating to the combined messages studied ¿ specifically the literary, media and artistic fields ¿ and to provide the sociological analysis tools to examine these.
  • To try out group working methods and examine their pedagogical implications.
 

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
This seminar will focus on the study of three types of combined messages: comics, children's picture books and advertisements. The socio-historic context within which each type of message emerged will be described. Analysis in large groups will examine developments in the various outputs and consequently the discernible changes within the text-image pairing. Analysis proposals will be tested in sub-group exercises.
Teaching methods
Theoretical talks and collective or individual practical presentations, alternately.
Evaluation methods
Assessment is based on participation in the seminar and on the different assignments (in sub-groups: 20% of the final grade; individual: 80%).
Bibliography
Des bibliographies sélectives, portant sur les différents objets étudiés, sont communiquées aux étudiants.   
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

Advanced Master in Visual Cultures

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