FRENCH LITERATURE AND CULTURE III

FRENCH LITERATURE AND CULTURE III

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Code
65304
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
9 credits during the 3nd year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/03
LANGUAGE
French
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Modern languages and cultures)
semester
Annual
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

NOVEL AND PHOTOGRAPHY IN XX CENTURY

With the advent of photography, in the mid-nineteenth century, the notion of representation, no longer the prerogative of artists and writers, but also of photographers, was challenged. Thus photography has become part of the literary work. The course aims to follow the evolution and development of the French Novel of the period indicated in relation to the photographic representation.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Attendance and active participation in the proposed training activities (lectures and online activities) and individual study will enable the student to:
- have solid knowledge on the general lines of twentieth century French cultural and literary history;
- read and understand complex texts and phototext;
- contextualizing literary productions in culture and in the historical period of reference.
- know how to use the methods and basic tools of the narratological analysis;
- know how to identify the intermediary relations present in the texts;
- use basic analytical methods and tools to interpret the works of the main authors.

PREREQUISITES

Adequate knowledge of the French language and of the history of literature until 1900. Attitude to the subject, curiosity and desire to learn.

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons, flipped classroom, tasked based learning and work group.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course aims to follow the evolution and development of the French novel of the period indicated in relation to the development of photographic representation. 
A study in deep on the narration with photography in the nineteenth century will be the topic of the course in its extension that will take place in the second semester. (18 hours for students wishing to acquire 9 credits and for 2nd year students).

CONTENTS

Photographie et Littérature: Avènement de la photographie et conséquence en littérature: Rodenbach. Surréalisme et photographie. Le Roman de la première moitié du XXe siècle et la photographie: Marcel Proust. Le Nouveau Roman et la photographie: Claude Simon. Le roman contemporain et la photographie: George Perec, Marguerite Duras, Annie Ernaux, Patrick Modiano, Christian Garcin. Autobiographie et photographie.

ANTHOLOGICAL READINGS: the texts that will be read and analyzed during the lessons will be published on the aulaweb and will constitute exam material for the students attending. The final list of readings will be published on aulaweb at the end of the course.

INTEGRAL READINGS: three (x 6 CFU) / five works (x 9 CFU) of your choice agreed with the teacher among those presented in class and scheduled.

GROUP WORKS for the analysis of the inter-media relations established between photography and novel will take place during the entire duration of the course for attending students. How to participate and contents will be illustrated in class and will be on aulaweb.

PROGRAM B FOR NON-ATTENDING
History of 20th Century French Novel studied in the Bibliography Manual.
Deepening on the relationships between novel and photography. (Choice of three essays that will be made available on Aulaweb at the beginning of the course)
Reading 6 (6 CFU) / 8 (9 CFU) works in full (from those on the list that will be published on Aulaweb at the beginning of the course).

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

MANUAL: D. Bergez, Précis de littérature française (XXe et XXie siècle), Paris, A. Colin, 2010.

FULL TEXTS: the list will be provided at the beginning of the course on Aulaweb.

The books listed below are suggested as supporting texts for attending students while students who have not attended the lessons will have to study one of their choice.

CRITICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY 
Albertazzi, Silvia, Letteratura e fotografia, Carocci, 2017
Arrouye, Jean, La Photographie au pied de la lettre, textes réunis par, Publications de l’Université de Provence, Collection « Hors champ », 2005
Ceserani, Remo, L’occhio della Medusa. Fotografia e letteratura, Torino, Bollati Boringhieri, «Nuova cultura», 2011
Grojnowski, Daniel, Photographie et langage. Fictions, illustrations, informations, visions, théories, Paris, José Corti, 2002.
Méaux, Danièle, Photographie et romanesque, « Etudes romanesques », 10, Caen, Lettres modernes Minard, 2006
Méaux, Danièle (éd.), Livre de photographies et de mots, « lire & voir 1 », Caen, Lettres Modernes, Minard, 2009
Méaux, Danièle (dir.), Espaces phototextuels, Revue des Sciences Humaines, 319, 3/2015
Montier, Jean-Pierre, Liliane Louvel, Danièle Méaux et Philippe Ortel (dir.), Littérature et photographie, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2008
Montier, Jean-Pierre (dir.), Transactions photolittéraires, dir Jean-Pierre Montier, Rennes PUR, coll. « Interférences », 2015
Ortel, Philippe (dir.), Discours, image, dispositif, Paris, L’Harmattan, «Champs visuels» « Penser la représentation 2 », 2008
Rabaté, Dominique, Le Roman français au XXe siècle, Paris, Que sais-je?, 1998.
Critique de la raison photographique, Paris, Editions Les belles lettres, « Encre marine », 2009
Viart, Dominique, Le Roman français au XXe siècle, Paris, Armand Colin, 1999.
Vray Jean-Bernand, Méaux Danièle (eds), Traces photographiques. Traces autobiographiques, Saint-Étienne, Publications de l’Université de Saint-Étienne, «C.I.E.R.E.C.», 2004.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ELISA BRICCO (President)

IDA MERELLO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons, flipped classroom, tasked based learning and work group.

LESSONS START

October: the 6 CFU course.

February:  the extension for 9 CFU course and for the 2nd year students

Lessons timetable:

Mon 15.00-16.00

Wen 16.00-18.00

ORARI

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EXAMS

Exam description

The exam will consist of an oral examination in French on the contents of the course, through questions formulated by the Commission.

Assessment methods

For attending students:
The candidate must choose an anthological extract from those scheduled and will have available twenty minutes to prepare. Following the presentation of the contents of the text, at least one question will be asked of the candidate concerning the readings. In the assessment of the exam will be taken into account, as well as the knowledge of the program to be performed (topics covered in class, reading and analysis of texts proposed during lessons, materials made available on the platform aulaweb and readings of the full texts), also of the exhibition capacity and accuracy in the use of the specific language of the discipline.
For non-attending students:
The candidate must demonstrate: knowledge of the history of twentieth century French literature; to have carried out the readings of complete works and to be able to expose the contents, the literary and generic characteristics, the authorial and stylistic specificities; to know the characteristics of the relationship between literature and photography in the twentieth century. In the assessment of the exam will take into account, as well as the knowledge of the program to be carried out, also the exhibition capacity and accuracy in the use of the specific language of the discipline.