Formation Continue

The Continuing Education program organized by the English department was launched in 2013. Headed by Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère assisted by Marie Emilie Walz, it offers one-day courses in September around a chosen theme, approach, genre or author pertaining to Anglophone literatures, languages and cultures. As part of the UNIL/EPFL Formation Continue portfolio of training activities (, this short course is intended for adult learners and designed for the intellectual stimulation, pedagogical reflection and personal enrichment of teachers of English through lectures delivered by members of the English department and invited speakers, workshops and other activities. The course is supplemented by relevant material accessible to participants on Moodle. Boris Vejdovsky joined the team in 2018.

September 15th 2023

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Beyond the paper page, texts have gradually spread to digital media,
to the point that today some of them - equipped with artificial
intelligence - have the capacity to generate their own “texts”.
From the Dead Sea Scrolls to GPT-3, the history of our narratives has
been firmly connected to the history of the medium. It is not only a
way to store information, keep a record of stories and ideas across
time and space, but really the matrix where the “stuff we are made
on” is pressed.
What are the role and impact of medium on literary texts and reading
practices? How can intermediality be used as a creative strategy?

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