2023-2024 / LROM0204-1

Research seminar in semiotics, rhetorics and poetry II


15h Th, 30h SEM

Number of credits

 Master in French and Romance languages and literatures : general (120 ECTS)10 crédits 


Sémir Badir, Maria Giulia Dondero, François Provenzano

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

All year long, with partial in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

In connection with the international semiotics seminar in Paris, the Semiotics and Rhetoric seminar in 2023-2024 is devoted to the study of enunciation through the prism of Artificial Intelligence. This will involve examining the type of enunciative praxis implied by the use of databases, the enunciative gestures characteristic of Artificial Intelligence, and the enunciative scenographies used in immersive spaces.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of this seminar, students will be able to:

- participate in contemporary research in semiotics ;

- understand the theoretical and methodological issues involved in the enunciative question through the prism of A.I. ;

- carry out personal research on this theme, leading to the production of a written work.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Competence in French language is essential for an appreciation of the complexities of French discourse.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The seminar is organised in two parts:

- Q1: introductory session and participation in the sessions of the international semiotics seminar in Paris

- Q2: follow-up of individual work.

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

Active seminar. Classe attendance is mandatory.

Recommended or required readings

The reference bibliography will be compiled collectively over the course of the sessions.

Written work / report

Additional information:

The assessment will be based on an individual piece of written work, in the form of a scientific article, on a freely chosen issue related to the seminar theme.

The assessment criteria are as follows

- theoretical interest and originality of the topic

- analytical finesse

- formal completion

- attendance at seminar sessions.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

The seminar will be briefly introduced at the Masters presentation session on Monday 18/9/2023 at 10am in room 4/12.

Students interested in taking part in the seminar should contact François Provenzano (Francois.Provenzano@uliege.be) by e-mail no later than 2 October 2023.

A full schedule of sessions will be provided to interested students.


Centre de Sémiotique et Rhétorique
3 place Cockerill B-4000 Liège
4e étage

Sémir Badir, directeur de recherches du FNRS/ULiège


Maria Giulia Dondero, directrice de recherches du FNRS/ULiège


François Provenzano, professeur


Enzo D'Armenio, boursier de post-doctorat Marie Curie/ULiège


Secrétariat : Ariane Nusgens 04 366 56 50

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