Anglais pour LM : langue et litté. (niveau B2 et +)

Anglais pour LM : langue et litté. (niveau B2 et +)

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“America in the Mirror: National Imaginings in U.S. Literature and Arts”

At the crossroads of literature, history and cultural studies, the weekly lectures (CM) will focus on America as a land of the imagination. We will study how writers and artists have tried to grasp the elusive identity of the nation, shaping conflicting and imaginary visions of America in their fiction. Three interlocking topics will be explored over the weeks:

- The old world vs. the new world: Finding a voice

- East vs. West: Mapping/Interpreting the land

- The self vs. the other: Whose nation?

Modes of Assessment (Modalités d’évaluation): Continuous assessment only. Students exempted from attending classes must contact Mrs Martina at the beginning of term.

Volume horaire

  • CM : 1h
  • TD : 2h
  • Modalité de controle: Controle continu


Lectures and tutorials (TD) will focus on analyses of and extensive discussion on:

- A selection of texts from the 17th to the 19th century (booklet handed out on week 1)

- Clips from Hollywood films, including, but not only, The New World (Terrence Malick, 2005), The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955), and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Frank Capra, 1939). The full film syllabus will be given on week 1.

- Herman Melville, Benito Cereno [1855], Paris : Gallimard, coll. Folio Bilingue, 1994. Trad. et préface de Pierre Leyris. That edition is mandatory (=obligatoire).

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