Seminar : Narrative, Theatre, Opera, Cinema

lrom2855  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Seminar : Narrative, Theatre, Opera, Cinema
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

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2019-2020
Good knowledge of written and spoken Italian (level B2 of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) ; basic understanding of narratology.
Main themes
In this seminar, we will study the connection born out of the mythic and literary transposition between the transposed text and the text to be transposed. This discourse pertains the rewriting of a narrative text in a dramatic text, lyrical or cinematographical.
Students will either analyse the transposition/rewriting of a novel into another genre (theatre, lyric opera, sculpture, cinematographic script, tableau), either rewrite a narrative text in a theatrical text. We will privilege franco-italian themes such as, for instance, the rewriting of French works in Italy or the rewriting of Italian pieces in France.

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

1 To be able to analyse the relationship between the hypotext and the hypertext, between the text to be transposed and the transposed text.
To know how to recognize the strategies of rewriting.
To know how to interpret the effects of rewriting.

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”.
Starting from a specific issue and on the basis of a corpus from contemporary Italian romans noirs, this course is designed to develop the methodological tools for the critical and reasoned analysis of narrative, linguistic, thematic and intermediary characteristics of the genre.
Teaching methods
In the introductory sessions, the lecturers will present the corpus, the issue and the theoretical approaches to be used. The seminars will continue with personal supervision of students' research work. The final sessions will be devoted to the presentation and discussion of the work done. 
Evaluation methods
First and second session:
  • Oral exam
  • Written paper handed in at the beginning of the session.
If the paper is not handed in at the beginning of the session, the student is not authorized to attend the oral exam.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Master [60] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

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

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General