2023-2024 / LGER0110-1

Advanced seminar in German language and literature


15h Th, 30h Ex., 5d FT Tr. Pr.

Number of credits

 Master in modern languages and literatures : German, Dutch and English (120 ECTS)10 crédits 
 Master in modern languages and literatures : general (120 ECTS)10 crédits 


Robert Möller, Claus Telge, Vera Viehöver


Vera Viehöver

Language(s) of instruction

German language

Organisation and examination

All year long


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Séminaire approfondi en langue et littérature allemandes:

Achtung: Dieser Kurs wird abwechselnd in den Bereichen Deutsche Literatur und Deutsche Linguistik angeboten, also in Literatur ("gerade" Jahre: 2022/23 usw.) ebenso wie in Linguistik ("ungerade" Jahre: 2023/24 usw.) jeweils nur alle 2 Jahre.

Die Studierenden, die ihn belegen möchten, werden gebeten, sich zwecks Absprache der Termine und des Themas mit den Kursleitern in Verbindung zu setzen:

vera.viehover@uliege.be (Literatur)
claus.telge@uliege.be (Literatur)
r.moller@uliege.be (Linguistik)

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

In diesem Kurs werden die Studierenden mit wesentlichen Methoden des wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens vertraut gemacht.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

gute Deutschkenntnisse

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Students will be required to carry out an individual research project, with regular discussion of progress and problems (in terms of design and implementation). The results will be presented in the form of a written paper following the model of a scientific article.

In addition to pursuing individual seminar work, students will be invited to take part in the following types of learning activities:


[1] Optional sessions about general topics related to conducting research. These sessions (taking place in French or English) are open to all students taking a research seminar course irrespective of the language chosen.   

(a) General sessions:

  • Open science
  • The process of publishing scientific work (submission, peer-review, revision)
  • Q&A session on the use of Zotero; students will need to watch video tutorials prior to this session
  • Introduction to a genetic approach to literary studies: (transcription of manuscripts, comparative analysis of sources, scholarly apparatus, explaining specific terminology, scholarly editions in the digital age)
  • General introduction to qualitative and quantitative research methods in linguistics

 (b) Hands-on sessions, preparing students for the student symposium (see [2]):

  • Abstract writing
  • Preparing visual aids (such as PowerPoint slide shows) for a conference presentation
  • Oral presentation

[2] Students from all languages and disciplines will be able to present their research project at a student symposium, to which all staff and BA3 students of the Modern languages department will be invited as well.


Students will have to prepare an abstract in French or English, which will be handed out to the audience, and will get 10 minutes to present their research in French or English, using visual aids. After each talk, there will be a 5-minute Q&A. 


The student symposium will be organized before the May-June exam session so students can incorporate the feedback they received into their research paper.


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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Sitzungen im Distanzmodus können mit Einverständnis aller Beteiligten stattfinden.

Recommended or required readings


Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Written work / report

Work placement(s)


Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



Robert Möller, Vera Viehöver, Claus Telge

Département de Langues et Littératures modernes

Place Cockerill, 3 à 4000 Liège

Sekretariat: Sabrina Dewar

Tél. 04 366 54 66

Association of one or more MOOCs