Marc Atallah

Teaching & PhD


Humanities and Social Sciences Program


Does science fiction tell the future?

The objective of the course is to learn to analyze a literary, graphic and cinematographic genre, science fiction, by looking at the multiple variations it has taken over time. We will discuss the history of the genre, its functioning and its anthropological functions.

Video games: fiction like any other?

The objective of the course is to develop a methodology for analyzing video games, in particular via an original empirical approach named "Let's play". It will be a question of presenting the way in which the video game can be used to enlighten knowledge and, in return, to be enlightened by it.

Thinking our democracies through dystopia

The objective of this course is to study the various manifestations of totalitarian worlds in science fiction. Specifically, we look at how the writers tell the alienation of man by man - as well as the functions of such stories.

Quand les super-héros nous disent qui nous sommes

The objective of this course is to think of the presence of more and more superhero figures in movies, bookstores and, ultimately, in our lives. What are they? What is their history? What do they tell us about ourselves?