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FRENCH 2L03 Intro To Literary Analysis

Academic Year: Winter 2016

Term: Winter

Day/Evening: D

Instructor: Dr. Eugène Nshimiyimana


Office: Togo Salmon Hall 515

Phone: 905-525-9140 x 23745

Office Hours: Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00

Course Objectives:

Ce cours qui est une introduction à l’analyse littéraire familiarisera les étudiant-e-s avec le vocabulaire, les méthodes et les techniques de l’analyse littéraire. Les étudiant-e-s apprendront à identifier dans les textes littéraires ce qui distingue, du point de vue formel, un texte poétique, un texte en prose et une pièce de théâ se propose:

1. d'accroitre la sensibilité des étudiants aux textes littéraires;

2. d'apprendre aux étudiants :

  - à reconnaitre les traits spécifiques des genres littéraires (prose, théâtre, poésie) ;

  - à utiliser correctement le vocabulaire de l’analyse littéraire ;

  - à rédiger une analyse de texte en appliquant les outils acquis.


Textbooks, Materials & Fees:

Bataïni, Marie-Thérèse et Josée Dion. L’Analyse littéraire. Un art de lire et d’écrire. Montréal: Modulo Editeur, 1997.

Method of Assessment:

- 2 contrôles                   :       20%

- Examen de mi-session :       20%

- Examen final                :       30%

- Analyse littéraire          :       20 %

- Participation                 :       10%    


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Other Course Information:



Semaine du 04 janvier

  • Prise de contact, présentation du cours


Semaine du 11 janvier

  • Chapitre 1: Les mots
  • Chapitre 3: Les figures de style

Semaine du 18 janvier 

  • Chapitre 4: L’observation du texte 
  • Chapitre 5: La construction du plan de l’analyse


Semaine du 25 janvier

  • Chapitre 6: La rédaction de l’analyse
  • Contrôle 1: le 27 janvier

Semaine du 01 février


  • Chapitre 7: Le récit

Semaine du 08 février  

  • Chapitre 7: Le récit


Semaine du 22 février

  • Chapitre 7: Le récit
  • Test (Mid-Term): le 24 février

Semaine du 29 février

  • Chapitre 8: Le théâtre
  • Texte à analyser (Récit): le 29 février  

Semaine du 07 mars

  • Chapitre 8: Le théâtre
  • Remise de l’analyse: le 07 mars  

Semaine du 14 mars

  • Chapitre 8: La poésie
  • Texte à analyser (Théâtre): le 14 mars
  • Contrôle 2 : le 16 mars

Semaine 21 mars


  • Chapitre 8: La poésie
  • Remise de l’analyse: le 21 mars

Semaine du 28 mars

  • Chapitre 9: La poésie 
  • Texte à analyser (Poésie) : le 28 mars

Semaine du 04 avril 


  • Révision
  • Remise de l’analyse: le 04 avril