2023-2024 / LGER0082-1

Literary theory: texts*


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in ancient and modern languages and literatures5 crédits 
 Bachelor in ancient languages and literatures : classics5 crédits 
 Bachelor in information and communication5 crédits 
 Bachelor in modern languages and literatures : German, Dutch and English5 crédits 
 Bachelor in history of art and archaeology : general5 crédits 
 Bachelor in history5 crédits 
 Bachelor in modern languages and literatures : general5 crédits 
 Bachelor in history of art and archaeology : musicology5 crédits 
 Bachelor in ancient languages and literatures : Oriental studies (Registrations are closed)5 crédits 
 Bachelor in philosophy5 crédits 
 Bachelor in French and Romance languages and literatures : general5 crédits 


Erik Spinoy

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Discussion of canonical and/or representative texts, chosen from the history of literairy theory and criticism.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Introducing the students to the diverse reality of theoretical texts produced by the discipline.

Familiarizing the students with the various theoretical approaches available, with a view to a later operationalization (master courses, master's thesis,...).

Developing the students' capacities to conduct a methodological reflexion.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Disposing of a sufficient command of English and French for reading theoretical texts.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Individual presentations and collective discussions of texts from a list drawn up by the lecturer.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Duration: 30 h of theory
Teaching and learning methods: individual presentations and collective discussions

Recommended or required readings

Texts available on eCampus.

Oral exam.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

The list of texts will differ to some extent from the list used last year.


Erik Spinoy, Full Professor Dept. of Modern Languages 3, Place Cockerill, B-4000 Liège Tel. 0032-4-3665348 E-mail erik.spinoy@uliege.be

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

Online Notes
Notes are available on eCampus.