GERM1270 - From the beginning of the English novel to the Victorian Age


Credits : 5

Lecturer :
Teaching assistant :
Mode of delivery :
Face-to-face , first term, 30 hours of theory and 7 hours of exercises.

Timetable :
First term
Tuesday from 11:45 to 12:45 at 109 Marais 611
Wednesday from 15:45 to 17:45 at 109 Marais 611

Language of instruction :

Learning outcomes :
At the end of the course, students should be able to
- identify and describe the major literary movements of a specific period in the UK, Ireland and/or the US;
- contextualise and discuss in depth literary texts and the major authors belonging to that specific period;
- produce a structured, well-argued discourse that integrates the specific vocabulary and concepts used in literary studies;
- analyse a literary text using the knowledge acquired through the course.

Prerequisites :
For the Bachelor in French and Romance Languages and Letters : General :

For the Bachelor in Modern Languages and Letters: German, Dutch and English :

For the Bachelor in Philosophy :

Co-requisites :

Course contents :
This course gives an overview of English literature from the beginning of the eighteenth century to the end of the Victorian age, with a focus on the emergence and development of the novel.
This course includes seven hours of workshops. These sessions are meant to help students become more familiar with the texts thanks to activities in which the extracts discussed in class are approached from a different angle. The workshops also include writing tasks and/or short presentations.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Lectures. Students are encouraged to actively prepare and take part in the discussions through weekly compulsory reading tasks.
The lectures make ample use of audio-visual material and technologies (extracts from film adaptations or performances, interactive quizzes with voting devices, etc.).

Assessment methods and criteria :
15-minute oral exam (with 15 additional minutes for preparation)

Recommended or required reading :
A bibliography with the main references is included in the reading portfolio.

Course notes with a course plan, the reading portfolio and a glossary.
PowerPoint presentations available on Moodle after each session.