Middlebury

FREN 6525

Methodology:Literature

Textual Analysis Methodologies
This course will help students to master analytical and textual methodologies. These methodologies will allow students to read and comprehend texts in-depth, while developing their written analytical skills by performing methodological exercises such as summaries, technical explanations, close readings, argumentative dialectical essay, reading analyses or oral thematic presentations.

In these exercises, we will study tropes on the Other in literature, anthropology, sociology, and politics. What representation and images of travel, the foreign and the Other stem from the French reader’s perspective? Who is this Other? Etymologically “the one who is not here,” the Other can be the neighbour, the opposite sex, the foreigner -- whoever is different. What usage is made of such fluctuating representations? In a quest for travel and alterity through different texts spanning the 16th to the 21st centuries, we will explore the anthropological, sociological, political, stylistic, poetical, critical and ideological renewal of transcribed viewpoints of human identity and French clichés. To this end, we will study textual excerpts from different horizons, whether they are geographical, political, sociological, anthropological or historical.

Required texts:
• Denis DIDEROT, Le Supplément au Voyage de Bougainville, ISBN: 2253138096
• Michel ONFRAY, La Théorie du Voyage, ISBN : 2253084417
• Tierno MONENEMBO, Le Roi de Kahel, ISBN : 9782757814611
Subject:
French
Department:
French
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Literature Methodology

Sections in Summer 2021 Language Schools

Summer 2021 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

FREN6525A-L21 Lecture (Requemora)