Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE FRE2036

 
TITLE Genres littéraires/ Literary Genres

 
LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 4

 
DEPARTMENT French

 
DESCRIPTION This study-unit deals with research in stylistics, particularly literary genres, poetics and rhetorics (mainly Aristotle’s Poetics). It makes a comprehensive survey of the specificities of past and contemporary literary genres, including genres of ‘paraliteratures’.

Study-Unit Aims:

The aims of this study-unit are:

- To introduce students to the importance of poetics (conventions of genres, or theories of form) in a stylistic analysis;
- To present the main literary genres and their evolution threw History;
- To familiarise students with an analysis of discourse;
- To develop students' ability to understand a literary text.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- Recognize the main literary genres of a given prose or poetic text and to formulate in detail its characteristics;
- Describe the characteristics of an author’s style.

2. Skills:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- Carry out an in-depth semiotic analysis of a literary text;
- Critically apply the theoretical knowledge learned in class to nonliterary discourse.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

Main Texts:

- DUPRIEZ, Bernard. Gradus : Les procédés littéraires, 10/18, 2003.
- GENETTE, Gérard et al., Théorie des genres, Seuil, "Points", 1986.
- SCHÆFFER, Jean-Marie. Qu'est-ce qu'un genre littéraire ? Seuil, 1989.

Supplementary Readings:

- Aristote, Poétique. Belles Lettres, 1932.
- Combe, Dominique, LesGenres littéraires, Hachette, 1992.

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Presentation (20 Minutes) SEM2 No 20%
Examination (2 Hours) SEM2 Yes 80%

 
LECTURER/S Thierry Tremblay

 
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