French, Italian and Spanish Literature, Leuven
Research topics of this unit are:
° Literary theory: development of a historical poetics of narrative prose, from the Middle Ages to 1800.
° Autobiography study: modalities and conditions for the I-discourse during the Ancien Régime.
° Study of narrative strategies: ambiguity and ductus obliquus in the narrative-philosophical discourse of the Enlightenment.
° Legitimization strategies of the literary, scientific and ideological discourse during the Ancien Régime
° Theory about fiction and illusion