English Literature : Critical Approaches

lgerm1124  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

English Literature : Critical Approaches
5.00 credits
30.0 h

Level B1 of the Common Europea Framework of Reference for Languages
Main themes

Close in-depth critical study of contemporary canonical texts. This course introduces students to narratology, stylistics and genre theory. Several literary texts (poems, novels, short stories, plays) are analysed.
Learning outcomes

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


By the end of this module students will have acquired an appropriate range of methods to analyze one or more literary genres through the analysis of canonical contemporary texts (19th, 20th, 21st century). Students will be able to interpret a poem, a short story, a novel and/or a play with basic scholarly methods and tools to approach a literary text critically.
This course introduces students to the academic study of English literature by describing the main genres (novel, poetry, drama), explaining basic methodological tools (stylistic devices, narratological concepts), and providing a brief overview of important critical approaches (from the New Criticism to the environmental humanities)
Teaching methods

Formal lectures with PowerPoint presentations
Evaluation methods
Written exam
Online resources
Teaching materials
  • Lecture slides available on Moodle
  • Recent edition of the selected novel
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures: German, Dutch and English

Minor in English Studies