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FRENCH 2L03 Intro To Literary Analysis

Academic Year: Fall 2017

Term: Fall

Day/Evening: E

Instructor: Dr. Eugène Nshimiyimana


Office: Togo Salmon Hall 515

Phone: 905-525-9140 x 23745

Office Hours: Thursday, 12:00-2:00

Course Objectives:

Ce cours qui est une introduction à l’analyse littéraire se propose de familiariser les étudiant-e-s avec le vocabulaire, les méthodes et les techniques de l’analyse littéraire. Les étudiants 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 théâtre.


1. Accroitre la sensibilité des étudiants aux textes littéraires;

2. 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:

- Tests (3x10%) : 30%

- Analyse littéraire : 20 %

- Participation : 10%

- Examen final : 40%

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Other Course Information:



Le 05 - Présentation du cours

           - Chapitre 1: Les mots


Le 12 - Chapitre 1 : Les mos

          - Chapitre 3 : les figures de style


Le 19 - Chapitre 3 : Les figures de style

          - Exercices


Le 26 - Chapitre 4: L’observation du texte

          - Chapitre 5: La construction du plan de l’analyse

          - Test 1 (50 minutes)


Le 03 - Chapitre 6: La rédaction de l’analyse

          - Chapitre 7 : Le récit


Le 17 - Chapitre 7: Le récit

          - Texte à analyser (Récit): à remettre le 24 novembre le 24 octobre


Le 24 - Chapitre 8 : Le théâtre

          - Test 2 (50 minutes)


Le 31 - Chapitre 8 : Le théâtre

          - Texte à analyser (Théâtre) : à remettre le 07 novembre


Le 07 - Chapitre 8: La poésie


Le 14 - Chapitre 8 : La poésie


Le 21 - La poésie

          - Test 3 (50 minutes)

           - Texte à analyser (Poésie): à remettre le 28 novembre

Le 28 - La poésie



Le 05 - Révision

          - Conclusion