- a good knowledge of the basics of Old and Middle French ;
- familiarity with basic notions of literary analysis and genres ;
- successful completion of an introductory course on medieval French literature.
- to deepen knowledge of medieval French literature ;
- to highlight the special medieval characteristics of a particular topic ;
- to compare this topic with other periods in French literature, particularly the 16th century ;
- to make students aware of interdisciplinarity and the critical perspective.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
By the end of the course, students will be able to
- recognise and analyse the literary themes and practices of medieval works
- understand and recognise the constraints linked to literary genres ; they will be able to detect the borderline cases and the interferences between the genres ;
- make the relation between the different parts of the course and the academic publications from the compulsory reading list
- question the links between literature and medieval society/civilisation
- make use of the contribution of the different disciplines (history, history of art, anthropology, theology, study of manuscripts etc.)
- bring out the relevance of contacts between the linguistic domains (Latin ' vernacular languages ; vernacular languages between each other)
- make critical and methodological comparisons between the different periods of French literature.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.The course takes the form of lectures with student interaction
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Oral exam. In addition to showing first-hand knowledge of all required readings, students must demonstrate their ability to analyze a literary text and to frame their approach in a meaningful context that takes into account problems and aspects explored in class.