2023-2024 / LGER0091-1

Literary theory : introduction


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in modern languages and literatures : German, Dutch and English5 crédits 
 Bachelor in modern languages and literatures : general5 crédits 
 Bachelor in philosophy5 crédits 


Erik Spinoy

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

General introduction to literary theory. Origin and history of the discipline. Survey of the major tendencies and recent developments.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Providing the students with a basic knowledge of the various tendencies and methodologies in literary studies.
Developing the students' reflective capacities.
Preparing the students to read theoretical students autonomously.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

A sufficient command of French.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures, based on powerpoint presentations.

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

Duration and period: 30h of theory
Teaching and learning methods: lectures; presentations.

Recommended or required readings

Workbook and presentations, available online.

Written exam in the Januari session. A sample exam will be made available to the students.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

The workbook is revised every 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.