2023-2024 / LROM0009-1

In-depth study of Francophone authors (from the beginnings to 1350)


30h Th, 15h Pr

Number of credits

 Bachelor in ancient and modern languages and literatures5 crédits 
 Bachelor in French and Romance languages and literatures : general5 crédits 
 Master in history (120 ECTS)5 crédits 


Sophie Lecomte 

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

Depending on the year, the course is devoted to the study and in-depth explanation of the work of an author from the period in question, or of a text/series of texts in the langue d'oïl, enabling a comparative study based on a narrative or rhetorical motif, a character or type, a cultural environment, a theme...

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The main aims of the course are as follows:

  • to have an in-depth knowledge of the texts studied
  • be able to interpret a text written in Old French in a precise way by relating it to its different contexts (literary, cultural, historical, media, etc.);
  • to understand the importance of this practice in establishing a critical text;
  • conversely, understand the need to have a well-established text in order to be able to interpret it correctly.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Work on texts on the basis of a syllabus and/or an anthology.

Research activities in the ULiège libraries ; use of databases and other online resources.

As well as taking an active part in the theory course, students will be expected to get involved outside the lessons (in particular to prepare the extracts studied in the following lessons).

Students will be required to prepare a piece of written work, either individually or in a group (arrangements to be defined during the term), the subject of which will be defined in consultation with the lecturer. At least one supervision session will be organised during the term.

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

30 hours theory + 15 hours of practical work, 2nd term. 

A detailed programme will be available on MyULiège at the start of the course.

Recommended or required readings

A syllabus and a complete bibliography will be provided during the course.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Written work / report

Out-of-session test(s)

Additional information:

The evaluation consists of two parts, assessed on a weighted basis:

- an oral examination on the content of the course (70%);

- a written assignment (30%), the subject and assessment criteria of which will be discussed during the year.

[The possibility of an out-of-session examination depends on the possibility (to be decided during the term) of presenting the written work (or its progress, depending on the lesson timetable) to the class.]

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



Association of one or more MOOCs