FRE 310H1F

Relations between Text and Other Media


R. Saverino


Literary texts often incorporate images and other forms of media in a way that enriches the analysis of literature. Through an in-depth study of interdisciplinary theoretical texts focused on illustration, art, and cinema studies, this course aims to explore word and image relations in the analysis of French and Francophone literature and film. In recent years, word and image relations have been an emerging interest in interdisciplinary studies, and as such, they will serve as a basis for our analysis of literature and film. This course will also seek to explore the practical and methodological implications of word and image studies, to better understand the challenges of studying literature in the era of the “pictorial turn” and the dominance of visuality.

Required Texts : (Subject to change)

Hémon, Louis. Maria Chapdelaine ; Proulx, Monique. Homme invisible à la fenêtre ; Satrapi, Marjane. Persepolis (Volume 1). Book summaries, as well as critical and theoretical articles will also be distributed throughout the semester.

Cinematic Adaptation :

Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud. Persepolis (excerpts)

Assignments and Evaluation :

Mid-Term Test/Textual Analysis (25%); Essay (30%); Final Test (25%); Discussion Board Contributions (10%); Overall Assessment (10%)


FRE 240H1/FRE245H, FRE241H1/FRE246H1.