Contemporary literature and images

LROM2750  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Contemporary literature and images
5.0 credits
15.0 h
2q

This biannual course is taught on years 2014-2015, 2016-2017, ...

Teacher(s)
Language
Français
Prerequisites

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Main themes

Critical explanation of the ideological issues in which the distinct stands on the text and the image have their roots.

Exploitation of the contributions of particular semiologies (verbal and visual).

Presentation and testing of the main relational models to analyse works mixing text and image.

Exercises in applied semiology (advertisement, comic books, illustrated press, etc.).

Aims

During the 20th century, written culture has been more and more associated with visual culture, whether in popular literary works (illustrated books for children, comic books, newspapers or magazines, advertisement, video clips, etc.) or in "high" literature (illustration, graphic and typographic visualisation, etc.).

The main goal of this course is to give to the students, who are bound to meet this mixing of languages (text+image) in their research or their professional life, a rigorous theoretical and methodological frame which makes possible the analysis of contemporary images and of their frequent interactions with various literary texts, popular or not.

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

The course is based on a preliminary analysis of the historico-sociological issues which go with any study of the image and the relationships image-text, as well as an epistemological reflection on the problematic meeting between scriptural meta-language and visual objects (iconic, plastic) which are the subjects of this study.

A critical synthesis of the main theories about the study of the relationship image-text (or about the study of one of these two modes, as far as this study can contribute to the final theoretical development) will be given to the students; it leads to the perfecting of methodological tools likely to be used to analyse the (popular) literary text and contemporary images. The locating, interpretation and confrontation of cultural, ideological and symbolic contents promoted by the textual and iconico-plastic forms will also be given special emphasis.

Teaching methods

Lectures, during which theoretical talks will be illustrated with the analysis of works associating image and text.

Evaluation methods

Oral examination on the course. Written assignment analysing the juxtaposition of a  (para)literary text and an image  presented by each student in the oral examination.

Other information

Supports : course plan commentary and reading folder.

Bibliography

A selective bibliography is communicated to the students.

Faculty or entity


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

Program title
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General
5
-

Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : French as a Foreign Language
5
-

Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology : General
5
-

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : German
5
-

Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General
5
-

Advanced Master in Visual Cultures
5
-

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

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

Master [60] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General
5
-