2. Provide an example of a completed study in comparative literature.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
Analyze one period and one or more streams of European literature using a comparative perspective. Provide students with a basic understanding of this period and streams of literature, placing the latter in the broader context of the connections that European culture has progressively established across different countries, constituting a unique civilization sharing common evidence, references and connivances. Familiarize students with the aims, essence and methodologies of comparative research, and introduce them to the theoretical foundations of the comparative approach. Students are expected to demonstrate that they have acquired the skills taught during the course and that they have mastered the historical background and literary material characterizing the period and the streams of literature analyzed throughout the course.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.This course will combine lectures and literary interpretation where students will be asked to discuss the texts.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Students will write an essay at home at the end of the semester. Specific instructions will be provided at the first lesson.
- Miguel de Cervantès, Don Quichotte. Nouvelles exemplaires, trad. Jean-Raymond Fanlo, Le livre de Poche, Paris, 2008. ; Don Quijote de la Mancha I y II, Cátedra, Madrid, 2005 [1605, 1615]. (Chapitres : I, 1-7, 33-35 ; II, 1-3, 22-24).
- Franz Kafka, Le Procès, trad. par Georges-Arthur Goldschmidt, Pocket, Paris, 1995 ; Der Proceß, Fischer Verlag, Francfort, 2008 .
- Pierre Jean Jouve, Hécate suivi de Vagadu, Gallimard, Paris, 2010 .
- Thomas Pynchon, Vente à la criée du lot 49, trad. par Michel Dory, Points, Seuil, 2000 ; The Crying of Lot 49, Penguin, London, 1996 .
- Les quatre oeuvres du corpus et les notes de cours. L’enseignante mettra à disposition des étudiant.es des textes théoriques et critiques.