Principles and Foundations of Fiction

lrom2760  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Principles and Foundations of Fiction
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
22.5 h
Q2
Teacher(s)
Language
French
Prerequisites
Excellent knowledge of French language
Main themes
Texts of rhetoricians and authors of the 19th and 20th century, essentially French, covering the question of literature and fiction in their connection to reality.
Aims

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

1 Mastering the relations between fact and fiction through the theoretical contributions of rhetoricians and practitioners of literature.
Understanding the specific influx of fiction in the grasping of reality and in the transmission of personal and collective experiences.
 
Content
Throughout this curriculum we will thoroughly study the relation between fact and fiction, as well as the manner in which the latter elaborates from a reality felt to be somewhat chaotic and/or disturbing.
The constituent elements of the curriculum are, on the one hand works by theorists (literature critics or theorists, as well as philosophers) and on the other hand, literary experiments from the 19th to the 21st Century. We will particularly focus on considerations concerning the modalities, possibilities and stakes of fiction, regarding borderline experiences within the literary phenomenon (Gustave Flaubert, Marguerite Duras, Antoine Volodine).
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Lectures
Other information
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Bibliography
Fiction : "l'impossible nécessité", Vincent Engel
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