Master – Letters

Domain: Cultures, territories and plural societies in the Indian Ocean

Course: Not applicable

ECTS credits


level of studies
at the end of training

Baccalaureate + 5

Teaching locations

Saint-Denis – Moufia Campus

Type of training : Master

Training regime: Initial formation

Training summary

The training is composed of lessons in comparative, French-speaking, French literature and Creole worlds. It is supplemented by teaching in Modern Foreign Language (LVE), research methodology, a Study and Research Work (TER) in Master 1, an internship and the production of a dissertation in Master 2.

Training aims

  • Know how to identify the documents and resources necessary for research

  • Be able to read and use theoretical texts, particularly in LVE, and develop a critical capacity with regard to them

  • Be able to carry out transdisciplinary work, linking literature and the other arts

  • Be able to interpret literary texts

  • Acquire critical thinking and an aptitude for analysis, synthesis, interpretation and argumentation

Advantages of the training

This Master offers to develop, strengthen and deepen:
Lknowledge of comparative, French and French-speaking literature
Lrelevant and argued use of the tools and methods of literary criticism
Lmethods of textual analysis
Lliterature research methodology
Lhas the ability to consistently implement and develop a critical and in-depth reading of literary texts
Lautonomy of thought
Lcritical dialogue
Lhas the ability to defend and support his research in public.

Targeted skills

  • Solid command of the written and oral French language

  • Taste for literature and the arts and for the questions they raise

  • Taste for long-term thinking, research and writing

  • Sense of autonomy.

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Summary of lessons by course

In addition to the LVE, research methodology, the TER and the dissertation, specialty courses are offered:

  • Comparative literature: “The indisciplinarity of the poem”; “Unsaid, forbidden, unspeakable: Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville (USA, 1853) and The Beast in the Jungle (USA, 1903)”; “The Turn of the Screw by Henry James: a ghost story or a fantasy story? »

  • French literature: “Utopia and literature”; “Heroines and victims in Diderot: dialectic of strength and weakness through the prism of gender”; “Theatre and theatricality”; “The question of the sign in literature”; Literature from Creole worlds: “Reunionese poetry from its origins to the present day: history, languages, forms”; 

  • French-speaking literature: “Imaginaries of the crossing in Quebec literature and ultra-contemporary French-speaking Quebec cinema”; “Transmediality: media and narration”; “Bad gender(s): Thinking about women’s violence”; ; “What landscapes do to writing. Elements for a decolonial ecocriticism on the articulation between islands, maritime space, Indian Ocean. »


Master 2 internship

Specific devices

Not concerned

Conditions of access to training

On file, baccalaureate + 3 or equivalent

Continuing Studies


Career opportunities

  • Specialist journalist

  •  Literary criticism

  •  Cultural projects manager

  •  Advisor in publishing houses, companies and cultural institutions

  •  Part-time teacher in National Education

  •  Book and library professions.

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