Cours / courses 2017-2018

Automne / Fall 2017

LCM5901/ESP5901 MÉTHODOLOGIES DE LA RECHERCHE INTERCULTURELLE / METHODOLOGIES OF INTERCULTURAL RESEARCH (3cr.)    Prof. Jorge Carlos Guererro jguerrer@uottawa.ca

Survol des fondements théoriques nécessaires pour mener des recherches en littératures et cultures. Méthodologies et techniques de la recherche interculturelle et comparative.  Théories sur la formation de l’identité, de la différence et de la représentation. Rédaction avancée utilisant le style MLA. / Overview of the theoretical basis required for conducting research in the fields of literatures and cultures. Intercultural and comparative research methodology and techniques. Theories of identity and difference formation and of representation. Advanced essay writing using the MLA style. The course is offered bilingually. / Ce cours est bilingue.

LCM5302 SPECIAL TOPICS IN WORLD LITERATURES AND CULTURES II : TRAVEL THEORY AND PRACTICE (3 cr.)   Prof. Cristina Perissinotto cperissi@uottawa.ca

The course explores the many facets of travel, from ancient time to the modern and contemporary era. We shall explore such theoretical concepts as home and away, the sublime, the gaze, the traveller and the tourist. We shall read theory, manuscripts and travel logs on the art and practice of traveling through the ages. During the semester we shall also analyze different material aspects of travel, such as lodging, roads, ships and airplanes, as well as the mind of different ancient and contemporary travellers — ambassadors, seafarers, merchants, pilgrims, soldiers, scholars and writers. Ce cours est offert en anglais. / This course is offered in English.

LCM5503 L’ORIENTALISME DANS LA LITTÉRATURE, LE CINÉMA ET LES MÉDIAS (3 cr.)   Prof. May Telmissany may.telmissany@uottawa.ca

Étude des discours orientalistes dans la perspective des théories post-coloniales. Représentations de l’Orient et de l’Occident dans des œuvres littéraires et cinématographiques ainsi que dans les médias.   This course is offered in French. / Ce cours est offert en français.

LCM5701 THÈMES SPÉCIAUX EN LITTÉRATURES ET CULTURES DU MONDE I: Les prix Nobels de littérature : récipiendaires femmes (3 cr.)     Prof. Douglas J. Clayton jdclayt@uottawa.ca

Seulement 12 femmes sur 113 lauréats ont reçu un prix Nobel de littérature. On s’intérrogera sur l’interpretation du testament d’Alfred Nobel à travers les plus de 100 ans de l’existence du prix, sur les critères de sélection, et sur l’importance du prix pour la littérature mondiale et l’écriture féminine. Analyse de textes d’écrivaines récipendaires en poésie et en prose : Selma Lagerlöf, Nelly Sachs, Wysława Szymborska, Doris Lessing, Toni Morisson, Elfriede Jelinek, Svetlana Alexievich. Ce cours est offert en français. / This course is taught in French.

 

Winter / Hiver 2018

LCM5902 SÉMINAIRE DE RECHERCHE / RESEARCH SEMINAR (3cr.)  Prof. Rebecca Margolis rmagoli@uottawa.ca

Techniques avancées de rédaction. Développement et présentation du projet de mémoire. Préalable: connaissance passive de l’anglais. / Advanced essay writing techniques. Development and presentation of the research paper proposal. Prerequisite: passive knowledge of French. This course is taught bilingually. / Ce cours est bilingue.

LCM5104 TOPICS IN WORLD LITERATURES (3 cr.)     Prof. Agatha Schwartz agathas@uottawa.ca

Definitions and theories of world literature as developed and applied in various cultures and during different historical periods. As a selected major topic in world literatures from various countries and continents we will study trauma narratives. Ce cours est offert en anglais. / This course is offered in English.

LCM5301 SPECIAL TOPICS IN WORLD LITERATURES AND CULTURES I: INTERCULTURAL THEATRE (3 cr.) Prof.  Joerg Esleben jesleben@uottawa.ca

This seminar will examine intersections of world literature and intercultural theatre. Participants will discuss conceptualizations of both fields and then analyze case studies of theatrical production of key texts from world literature by major exponents of intercultural theatre (Peter Brook, Ariane Mnouchkine, Richard Schechner, Eugenio Barba) as well as lesser-known practitioners. Ce cours est offert en anglais. / This course is offered in English.

LCM5501 LES LANGUES ET LITTÉRATURES MOINS RÉPANDUES ET MINORITAIRES (3 cr.)   Prof. Paul Birt pwbirt@uottawa.ca

Étude de la situation (ex. les problèmes de l’acculturation et de l’assimilation; la langue en tant qu’expression de l’identité culturelle), de l’importance et de l’influence sur le plan culturel des langues et littératures moins répandues ou minoritaires. Étude dans un contexte international, au présent ainsi qu’au passé. Ce cours est offert en français. / This course is taught in French.

 

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Cours 2016-2017

Automne 2016 :

LCM5901/ESP5901 MÉTHODOLOGIES DE LA RECHERCHE INTERCULTURELLE / METHODOLOGIES OF INTERCULTURAL RESEARCH (3cr.) Prof. Agatha Schwartz   artsites.uottawa.ca/agatha-schwartz/
Survol des fondements théoriques nécessaires pour mener des recherches en littératures et cultures. Méthodologies et techniques de la recherche interculturelle et comparative.  Théories sur la formation de l’identité, de la différence et de la représentation. Rédaction avancée utilisant le style MLA. / Overview of the theoretical basis required for conducting research in the fields of literatures and cultures. Intercultural and comparative research methodology and techniques. Theories of identity and difference formation and of representation. Advanced essay writing using the MLA style. The cours is offered bilingually, in English and French. Class discussion will be conducted in both languages. Les étudiants peuvent présenter et rédiger tous les travaux en français, anglais ou en espagnol.

LCM5103 ORIENTALISM IN LITERATURE, CINEMA AND THE MEDIA (3cr.) Prof. May Telmissany

Study of Orientalist discourses through post-colonial theories. Representations of the Orient and the Occident in literary and cinematic productions and the media. Ce cours est offert en anglais,

LCM5506 LES LANGUES EN CONTACT (3cr.) Prof. Paul Birt
Étude du contact entre au moins deux langues et de son impact social, historique et culturel. Ce cours est offert en français.

LCM 5302 SPECIAL TOPICS IN WORLD LITERATURES AND CULTURES II : THE CITY

Professor: Cristina Perissinotto  cperissi@uottawa.ca

http://www.cristinaperissinotto.org

Cities are spaces filled with significance. They are not just buildings and roads, but also semantic systems, stories, organizations, that can be explored historically, geographically, and as narratives. They are a world, and in certain societies thinking of the city is the only way of thinking, or rethinking the world. This course will analyze different types of cities, both real and imaginary, from the Etruscan necropoles to the slums of the metropolitan areas in  the contemporary world.To do so we shall use a number of media, such as novels, comics, videos and classical texts. Ce cours est offert en anglais.

 

Hiver 2017 :

LCM5902 SÉMINAIRE DE RECHERCHE / RESEARCH SEMINAR (3cr.) Prof. Joerg Esleben
Techniques avancées de rédaction. Développement et présentation du projet de mémoire. Préalable: connaissance passive de l’anglais. / Advanced essay writing techniques. Development and presentation of the research paper proposal. Prerequisite: passive knowledge of French. Ce cours est offert bilingue.

LCM5105 TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL CINEMA (3cr.) Prof. Rebecca Margolis

Study of film as a vehicle of national and transnational cultural identity; cinematographic representation, language, themes, topics and motives in an intercultural and comparative context.

This course will look specifically at “foreign language” (non-English, non-French) films produced in Canada in the last twenty years and examine them within the contexts of Canadian cinema as well as the academic field of film translation. The course will discuss the ways in which this body of subtitled films with dialogue in Armenian, Inuktitut, Hindi, Italian, Arabic and Yiddish are both countercultural and deeply Canadian. The course will include readings, discussion and films in French, and passive knowledge of French is required for all students. Ce cours est offert en anglais avec une forte composante du français.

LCM5507 LES CULTURES DANS LE DIASPORA (3cr.) Prof. Richard Sokoloski

La situation de la survie linguistique et de l’identité, production et interaction culturelles (littéraire, cinématographique et autre) dans des diasporas variés, au Canada et/ou dans des régions choisies ailleurs dans le monde. Ce cours est offert en français.

LCM5301 Special Topics in World Literatures and Cultures I / THE 5933A Special Topics: Performance and Migration (3 cr.)     Prof.Yana Meerzon

The course Performance and Migration defines “migration” as a wide spectrum of cultural, social, economic, and personal experiences. It examines a historical evolution of representation of migration – performing migration – through literature, philosophy and arts from the First World War on. Given the terminological contingency that the word “migration” implies, the course studies such diverse conditions of migration as political banishment and exile, personal flight and asylum seeking, mass migration, refugee crisis and cosmopolitanism. It renders a figure of traveler or migrant as refugee, exile, flaneur, immigrant, migrant worker, and tourist, among others; and it recognizes the three-part structure of movement – such as departure, life elsewhere and return – as the dramaturgy of migration, including the experience of second generation migrants and the phenomenon of (post)memory. The course material includes samples of philosophical essays, fictional, autobiographical and documentary literature, dramatic plays, theater and dance performances, art installations and films created by the migrant artists and about migration. The objective of the course is to identify common artistic vocabulary, themes, political standpoints and ethical concerns that characterize representation of migration through arts, across different forms, genres and historical periods.

The language of instruction is English. However, you are welcome to do class-readings and presentations, participate in discussions and submit your written work in the language of your choice. The required literature will be available either in English or French; the students are welcome to find the equivalents in the language of their preference, if such texts are available in translation.