1111045 - Anglais Civilisation

Crédits ECTS 3
Volume horaire total 34
Volume horaire CM 24
Volume horaire TD 10


Cours de Mme Bory :
Georgian England

Cours de Monsieur Delogu :
US History and Culture: Transcendentalism

This course will examine the origins, development, impact, and legacy of the spiritual and literary movement in America known as Transcendentalism. This movement has its origins in Concord, Massachusetts in the 1830s and 40s where a circle of friends and neighbors, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry D. Thoreau, and Margaret Fuller, shared their thoughts and feelings, orally and in writing (lectures, sermons, poems, essays, letters), on man's (and woman's) spiritual and moral development in a rapidly changing new modern world. This course will examine the themes that most interested these "transcendentalists" and discuss the impact that their ideas and writings have had on subsequent generations over the following 200 years.


Suggested readings :

Ms Bory
  • MORGAN, Kenneth O., The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, OUP, 2000, (cote bibliothèque 941OXF, 3e étage LSH).
  • PORTER, Roy, English Society in the 18th Century, London, Penguin, 1941 (941.07.COM)
  • DICKINSON, H.T. (ed), A companion to 18th Century Britain, Oxford : Blackwell Publishing, 2002, (941.07.CER)
  • CERVANTES, Xavier, L'Angleterre au XVIIIe siècle, Rennes : Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 1998, (941.07.CER)
  • Ajoutons des ouvrages de Daniel DEFOE
Mr Delogu
  • CARVER, Raymond, “A Small, Good Thing” in Where I’m Calling From. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1988.
  • COLE, Phyllis. Mary Moody Emerson and the Origins of Transcendentalism. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1998.
  • DELOGU, C. Jon. Ralph Waldo Emerson: Une introduction. Rennes: Les Perséides, 2006.
EMERSON, Ralph Waldo. “The Transcendentalist” (1842) in Selected Essays. New York: Penguin Classics, 1985.
FITZGERALD, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. New York: Macmillan, 1992 [1925].
FULLER, Margaret. Woman in the Nineteenth Century (1845), And Other Writings. Oxford: Oxford World’s Classics, 1994.
GREEN, John. The Fault in Our Stars. New York: Penguin, 2012.
HOWE, Daniel Walker. What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2007.
JAMES, William. The Will to Believe, And Other Essays in Popular Philosophy. New York: Dover, 1956 [1897].
RICHARDSON, Robert D. William James: In the Maelstrom of American Modernism. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2006.
WHITE, E. B. “The Second Tree from the Corner” in The Second Tree from The Corner. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1954 [1935].

Contrôles des connaissances

Examen terminal écrit d'une durée de 3 h : plan détaillé de commentaire de textes ou questions de cours.