Etudes culturelles

Ce séminaire vous permettra de découvrir:

- la culture religieuse de la première modernité

-les mécanismes de diffusion de cette culture

-l'impact de la religion dans les grands événements du 17e siècle

- la dissidence religieuse et le radicalisme

Ce séminaire de M1 en histoire culturelle, domaine Etats-Unis, propose aux étudiants de réfléchir à un objet de recherche en expansion des deux côtés de l’Atlantique. Ils s’interrogeront en particulier sur l’historiographie du croisement disciplinaire entre études afro-américaines et histoire du livre, sur les conditions et obstacles à la publication d’écrivains soumis à la discrimination raciale, et la dynamique de l’interaction raciale spécifique à ce domaine de la culture états-unienne. 

This course is level 1 of a two-year programme. This is the first and only teaching seminar in Biography Studies in France. It is backed by the Biography Society <http://biographysociety.org/> at the Maison de la Recherche, with its monthly seminar and yearly international conferences. The object of research is biography in literature and cinema (film or series), distinct from autobiography and memoirs. We shall begin by some theoretical reflections on the philosophy of the subject, on the notion of historical facts, and on the issue of fiction and non-fiction in literary theory. However, these will not be given in the form of a lecture. Students will be asked to study a selection of short excerpts from biographies, biopics, and critical essays. Master’s theses in Biography Studies can be either theoretical­—studying biographies or biopics — or practical — writing  a biography or making a biopic. Students can either propose topics for a thesis, or ask for topics to be proposed to them by writing to Pr. J. A. Moulin, <joanny.moulin@univ-amu.fr>.

  

Select bibliography:

Hemecker, Wilhelm, et Edward Saunders. Biography in Theory: Key Texts With Commentaries. de Gruyter, 2017.

Letort, Delphine, et Taïna Tuhkunen. “Based upon a Life”: The Biopic Genre in Question. vol. XIV-n (2016), doi:10.4000/lisa.8947.

Moulin, Joanny. “Towards Biography Theory”. Cercles, 35 (2015), http://cercles.com/somma.htm.

Renders, Hans, et al. Theoretical Discussions of Biography: Approaches from History, Microhistory, and Life Writing: Augmented Edition. Revised, Brill, 2014.

This course is level 2 of a two-year programme. It is the first and only teaching seminar in biography studies in France. It is backed by the Biography Society <http://biographysociety.org/> at the Maison de la Recherche, with its monthly seminar and yearly international conferences. The object of research is biography in literature and cinema (film or series). At this more advanced level of the teaching programme, students will be asked to read longer critical essays, to read and/or view at least one full-length biography in print or film. Part of the teaching hours can be devoted to presentations of the students’ personal research. As for Level 1, Master’s theses in Biography Studies can be either theoretical­—studying biopics or biographies  — or practical — writing a biography/making a biopic. It is understood that a Master 2 thesis can be the preamble to a doctoral thesis. The doctorates in practical biography can be done under the “practice and theory” specialty of Doctoral School 345, and be co-supervised by an academic and a biographer, a filmmaker or a publisher. All master and doctorate theses in Biography Studies can have a co-supervisor from another European university. The students will be invited to participate in the research seminars and international events of the Biography Society. Students can either propose topics for a thesis, or ask for topics to be proposed to them by writing to Pr. J. A. Moulin, <joanny.moulin@univ-amu.fr>.

 

Select bibliography:

Brown, Tom, et Belén Vidal, éditeurs. The Biopic in Contemporary Film Culture. Routledge, 1762.

Hemecker, Wilhelm, et Edward Saunders. Biography in Theory: Key Texts With Commentaries. de Gruyter, 2017.

Letort, Delphine, et Taïna Tuhkunen. “Based upon a Life”: The Biopic Genre in Question. vol. XIV-n 2016, doi:10.4000/lisa.8947.

Moulin, Joanny. “Towards Biography Theory”. Cercles, 35 (2015), http://cercles.com/somma.htm.

Moulin, Joanny, et Hans Renders. Great Biographers / Grands biographes. Hors-série n°6bis (2017), https://figures-historiques-revue.univ-lille3.fr/hors-serie-n2-2017-issn-2261-0871/.

Renders, Hans, et al. The Biographical Turn: Lives in history. Routledge, 2016.

---. Theoretical Discussions of Biography: Approaches from History, Microhistory, and Life Writing: Augmented Edition. Revised, Brill, 2014.

Rosenstone, Robert A. History on Film/Film on History. Longman, 2012.

This course aims at teaching students how to write a linguistic commentary. We will focus both on methodology and consolidating students’ knowledge in linguistics. A number of grammatical forms and concepts will be studied in context: negation, -ing, adjectives, the simple past and the present perfect