2023-2024 / LGER0112-1

Advanced seminar in English 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 


Lieselotte Brems, Marc Delrez, Michel Delville, Raymond Echitchi, Delphine Munos, Daria Tunca, An Van Linden


Lieselotte Brems

Language(s) of instruction

French 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

Students who have decided on the in-depth approach determine a course programme with one of the lecturers in the English department, generally in connection with existing courses.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

For literature: a finer understanding of how texts function.

For linguistics: the ability to set up their own research (corpus study or discourse analysis), and effectively report on it.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

An excellent command of English

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Students will often be invited to read more and write more essays though in the context of an existing course. Yet they can also in certain circumstances receive private tutorials.

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)


Recommended or required readings

Will depend on the student's choice.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- Remote

written exam ( open-ended questions )

Written work / report

Continuous assessment

Additional information:

Students ought to enquire with the professors in charge by the end of October.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Lieselotte Brems, lbrems@uliege.be
Marc Delrez, Marc.Delrez@uliege.be
Michel Delville, mdelville@uliege.be

Raymond Echitchi, sechitchi@uliege.be
Delphine Munos, delphine.munos@uliege.be
Daria Tunca, dtunca@uliege.be
An Van linden, an.vanlinden@uliege.be


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