611625 Theoretical and Applied Literary Studies

winter semester 2015/2016 | Last update: 07.04.2016 Place course on memo list
611625
Theoretical and Applied Literary Studies
SE 2
12,5
weekly
every 2nd year
French

Reflection on the literary representation of mother-daughter relationships.

Acquisition of the necessary skills to compose a scholarly text in French (as a preparation for the diploma thesis)

The course questions mother figures and mother-daughter relationships depicted in literary works written in French. Two texts characteristic of two different historical moments – « Avis d’une mère à sa fille » (1728) by Madame de Lambert and Tout comme elle (2006) by the Quebec author Louise Dupré – form the basis of the class. Their analysis will be followed by presentations of selected works by Colette, Simone de Beauvoir, Marguerite Duras, Marie Cardinal, Malika Mokeddem and Leïla Marouane.

Introductory sessions

Presentation of literary facts by the course instructor

Reading and discussion of the literary texts chosen (teamwork)

Oral presentation of a literary work by each student

The course assessment covers

a)    the active and regular participation in the course

b)    the oral presentation of a literary work of the student’s choice

c)    the written paper (Seminararbeit)

d)    the final test

Compulsory reading:

Louise Dupré, Tout comme elle (2006)

Madame de Lambert, « Avis d’une mère à sa fille » (1728)

Recommended reading (so as to be able and choose a text for individual analysis):

Colette, Sido (1930)

Simone de Beauvoir, Le deuxième sexe (1949 ; extraits où Beauvoir parle du rôle de la mère) ; Une mort très douce (1964)

Marguerite Duras, L’amant (1984); Un barrage contre le Pacifique (1950)

Marie Cardinal, Les mots pour le dire (1975)

Nancy Huston, La virevolte (1994)

Malika Mokeddem, Je dois tout à ton oubli (2008)

It is recommended to start reading during the summer break.

see dates
Group 0
Date Time Location
Tue 2015-10-06
10.15 - 11.45 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2015-10-13
10.15 - 11.45 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2015-10-20
10.15 - 11.45 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2015-10-27
10.15 - 11.45 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2015-10-27
13.30 - 16.30 40506 SR 40506 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2015-11-03
10.15 - 11.45 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2015-11-10
10.15 - 11.45 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2015-11-17
10.15 - 11.45 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2015-11-24
10.15 - 11.45 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2015-11-24
13.30 - 15.30 4DG14 SR 4DG14 SR
Tue 2015-12-01
10.15 - 11.45 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2015-12-01
13.30 - 16.00 4DG14 SR 4DG14 SR
Tue 2015-12-15
10.15 - 11.45 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2015-12-15
13.30 - 16.30 4DG14 SR 4DG14 SR
Tue 2016-01-12
10.15 - 11.45 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2016-01-19
10.15 - 11.45 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2016-01-26
10.15 - 11.45 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free
Tue 2016-02-02
10.15 - 11.45 50109/3 SR 50109/3 SR Barrier-free