On this page you will find an overview of the topics, but also of the work done by the students.
At the end of M1 and M2, students write a long paper, either in research, creation, or in the form of a professional thesis. Here are a few examples:
Julie Plumier, Monster Seeker, ARG
Monster Seeker is an ARG in which you follow Anna, an investigator of the paranormal, mandated by high school students to follow the trail of a monster that may live in the corridors of the establishment. True monster or hoax? It will be up to Anna to judge with your help. Follow the progress of her investigation on YouTube, and share your own theories to help her solve the case.
Lou Oms, Hybridations des librairies. (Re)penser la consommation culturelle.
This dissertation focuses on the hybridizations of bookstores and how they allow us to think and rethink cultural consumption. The space of the bookstore is already in itself a particular commercial space, since it is invested with a cultural mission. Its hybridizations are offering, or adapting to, other modes of consumption, questioning the place of books in the cultural industry. They also highlight an active and militant dimension of cultural consumption.
Mathilde Eynard, La “fonction fictionnelle” des langues inventées dans les œuvres de J.R.R. Tolkien et Ursula K. le Guin
Through The Lord of the Rings (by J.R.R. Tolkien) and the first three volumes of Ursula K. le Guin’s Earthsea cycle, the goal will be to study the predominant place given to the languages invented by authors in their fantasy works, by focusing on the particular function that languages and language acquire in fiction, their role, their aesthetics and their linguistic construction. The study will draw not only on literary works, but also on their screen adaptations – notably the iconic adaptation of the Ring trilogy by filmmaker Peter Jackson, but also Tales from Earthsea, directed by Goro Miyazaki for Studio Ghibli in 2007 – as well as their reception by the public.
Kevin Brunner, OBITUS, short film.
Kevin : “It was an opportunity for me to take advantage of my studies to start realizing my passion.”
Synopsis : After an enigmatic explosion called “flash”, a man named Nicolas, finds himself alone, lost and trapped in a forest bordered by a river. He doesn’t understand the event that happened earlier and tries to find an answer to his questions. As he wanders through the forest, Nicolas will witness a strange phenomenon that will traumatize him and lead him to his quest for an answer.
This project revolves around a reflection on our capitalist world, with many references from great filmmakers such as Tarkovski, Hitchcock, Cimino, Cuaron, or the American painter Thomas Cole.
Manon Sabatier, Musique et univers de fiction sous-culturel
The aim is to study the organization of relations between musical culture, community identity and fictional worlds, using the example of the Instagram 60s community. The axis of study is that of the notion of modernity, in a community where the celebration of the past is impossible without a part of the present.
Esther Cléry, Heures d’automne, polyphonic crime novel.
The plot unfolds over twenty-four hours, during which the narrative changes with each story. We take a tour of the inhabitants of a working-class neighborhood building at the heart of a gentrification policy. The stories are divided into three parts: those of the night, those of the morning and those of the afternoon.
Cannelle Offman, Les Éternels, role-playing game.
Les Éternels is a role-playing game composed of a complete illustrated narrative around a fantasy world, and a game bible to take up the narrative and change it to the players’ liking, based on the similarities between a role-playing campaign and the writing of a fanfiction.
Cassandra Bosch, Culte et nostalgie des années 80 : Le phénomène de rétrospective esthétique des années 80 dans les séries de la décennie 2010 et leurs génériques.
Stranger Things, American Horror Story : 1984, Sex Education, these series have a common point: they both depict a society from the 80s. New fictions attempt to take up an aesthetic fuelled by nostalgia for a past decade. This research work tends to question the mechanisms of idealization of the 80s and their influence on their representation, while questioning the hybridization of these contemporary series, halfway between modern and retro.
Iseulys Pernaut, Un crabe dans la lagune, novel
Un crabe dans la lagune is a novel on the theme of illness and homosexuality. The goal is to highlight the role of the “caregiver” and those around the sick person. It is originally a fanfiction. Two fathers, one divorced, Johan, and the other widowed, Damian, meet at the beginning of the school year. They fall in love, but while their relationship seems to be evolving, the news of Johan’s cancer throws them into a whirlwind of uncertainty. The fight for their couple, against the disease, begins.
In addition, throughout the year, students carry out exercises combining creation and research:
Romane Grignon, Lou Oms, Manon Sabatier, La shortcom
Esther Cléry, Mathilde Eynard, Ketsia Gomes-Silva, Des Nursery Rhymes dans le monde de V pour Vendetta
Élie Bonnifay, Cassandra Bosch, Kevin Brunner, Les Fictions illustrées dérivées de Minecraft