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Explication de textes : Morrison's Beloved

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

Responsable(s): Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet
Intervenant(s): -

Période de validité: 2017 -> 2017

Pas d'horaire défini.


Semestre d'automne
2 heures par semaine
28 heures par semestre

Langue(s) d'enseignement: anglais
Public: Oui
Crédits: 0


The goal of this seminar is, first of all, to learn about the terms and issues involved in literary analysis of the novel: narrator, protagonist, point of view, direct and indirect and free indirect
discourse, plot, narrative, structure, irony, imagery, figurative language, foreshadowing, genre, and so on. Another equally important objective is to familiarize you with some of the
issues and terms of African American literature, such as "signifyin,'" the politics of vernacular & dialect, and the question of historical and traumatic memory. The final goal of this course is to introduce you to one of the most important writers of American literature, Toni Morrison, whose novel Beloved earned her the Nobel Prize in Literature and remains among the most read and discussed works of American writing in the last 50 years.


A written midterm essay of 3 pages (analyzing a passage) and a final paper of 6-8 pages (10-12 pages for students taking the class for 4 ECTS); all students must prepare questions and lead a class discussion once.

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