Proseminar: Linguistic Analysis of English Literature

  • Enseignement

    Détails

    Faculté Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines
    Domaine Anglais
    Code UE-L06.01280
    Langues Anglais
    Type d'enseignement Proséminaire
    Cursus Bachelor
    Semestre(s) SA-2022

    Horaires et salles

    Horaire résumé Mercredi 15:15 - 17:00, Hebdomadaire, MIS 02, salle 2122 (Semestre d'automne)

    Enseignement

    Responsables
    Enseignants
    Description

    English literary texts are part of the English language very much in the same way as more mundane forms like advertising or political discourse. This proseminar will look at the contributions linguistics can make to our understanding of the specificities of literary texts in English.

    In this course we will be considering some features of the English language which can be regarded as constitutive of a literary style. These will include the use of figurative language – as it is found in Shakespearean metaphors for instance; conversational structures – for example, through what happens to the rules of conversation in Beckett’s plays; lexical patterns and preferences – looking at how an author can describe a world which does not exist and does not obey the rules of our world ; as well as figures of speech – investigating what are the linguistic characteristics of a comic quid pro quo. Literary authors can be regarded as craftsmen of the language, and linguistics provides us with the tools to understand how language works, even in its most advanced and erudite form. In our discussions we will be considering English data from various literary authors and sources, as well as different genres (plays, novels, short stories, etc.). More generally, we will investigate the contribution that the linguistic and pragmatic toolbox can make towards our understanding of English literary texts. In this process, students will be invited to suggest literary texts they would like to investigate.

    Objectifs de formation

    - methodological and practical approach to collecting linguistic data in English

    - theoretical and methodological tools used to perform a linguistic analysis

    - ability to critically assess the linguistic literature

    - knowledge of the current relevant issues in the field

    - understanding of the scientific approach to the study of the English language

    - essay writing skills for English linguistics

    Softskills
    Non
    Hors domaine
    Non
    BeNeFri
    Non
    Mobilité
    Oui
    UniPop
    Non

    Documents

    Bibliographie

    A bibliography and a list of assigned readings will be made available in the first week of the semester. 

  • Dates et salles
    Date Heure Type d'enseignement Lieu
    21.09.2022 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 02, salle 2122
    28.09.2022 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 02, salle 2122
    05.10.2022 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 02, salle 2122
    12.10.2022 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 02, salle 2122
    19.10.2022 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 02, salle 2122
    26.10.2022 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 02, salle 2122
    02.11.2022 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 02, salle 2122
    09.11.2022 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 02, salle 2122
    16.11.2022 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 02, salle 2122
    23.11.2022 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 02, salle 2122
    30.11.2022 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 02, salle 2122
    07.12.2022 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 02, salle 2122
    14.12.2022 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 02, salle 2122
    21.12.2022 15:15 - 17:00 Cours MIS 02, salle 2122
  • Modalités d'évaluation

    Séminaire - SA-2022, Session d'hiver 2023

    Mode d'évaluation Par note, Par réussi/échec

    Séminaire - SP-2023, Session d'été 2023

    Mode d'évaluation Par note, Par réussi/échec

    Séminaire - SP-2023, Session d'automne 2023

    Mode d'évaluation Par note, Par réussi/échec

    Séminaire - SA-2023, Session d'hiver 2024

    Mode d'évaluation Par note, Par réussi/échec
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