FRENCH LITERATURE AND CULTURE II

FRENCH LITERATURE AND CULTURE II

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Code
61324
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 8741 Theories and techniques of interlingual mediation (L-12) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/03
LANGUAGE
French
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Theories and techniques of interlingual mediation)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Histoire du théâtre français du XVIIe au XXe siècle. The dramatic genre is a textual typology with specific rules and structures that have changed over the centuries. By studying the history of the French drama in diachrony, we'll point out the developments and transformations closely related to the cultural history of France.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

To provide knowledge on the outline of the history of French theater and playwriting. At the end of the course the student is able to read and understand texts in language and is initiated using the methods and basic analytical tools to interpret the works of the main authors, contextualizing them in culture and historical period .

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:
- know the general lines of the development of French culture;
- to know the general lines of the history of French theater;
- to know how to identify and analyze the theatrical text;
- be able to read and understand texts in French;
- use basic analytical methods and tools to interpret the works of the main authors;
- contextualizing literary productions in culture and in the historical period of reference.

PREREQUISITES

Know the French language at the BCE level of the QRCE and possess basic notions of the history of French literature.

Teaching methods

The course consists of lectures, for a total of 36 hours, with the help of aulaweb, and the optional group work.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

PROGRAM A monitored attendance (75%)

The course will focus on the development of theatrical writing in French context with specific reference to schools and literary movements that have occurred from 1600 to the present days. It will make constant reference to the reading of theoretical texts and texts by French-Italian contrastive analysis.
Major movements and authors that will be discussed:

Les origines du théâtre français
Le théâtre à l'époque classique: La comédie de Molière, la tragédie de Corneille et Racine
Le théâtre  au 18e siècle: la comédie de Marivaux et Beaumarchais, le drame bourgeois de Denis Diderot
Le théâtre romantique - Hugo, Musset
Naturalisme et symbolisme - Renouveau de la scène
Le théâtre à la Belle époque - théâtre de boulevard, Alfred Jarry, Antoine, Lugné Poe
Le Cartel des quatre - Antonin Artaud
Le théâtre existentialiste - Sartre et Camus
Le Nouveau théâtre - Beckett, Genet, Ionesco

Anthological text selection: the texts that will be read and explained during the lectures will be published on the e-learning portal of the University (aulaweb) and will constitute an examination subject. The final list of readings will be published on aulaweb at the end of the course.

Works: four pièces choosen  with the professor among those presented in class. Students must inform the professor about their choice at least a month before the exam in the space of Aulaweb.

GROUP WORK on the analysis of the translation of a play will be performed during the course. Terms of participation and content will be presented in class and will of aulaweb.

Program B 

History of the French Theater from the beginning to the twentieth century included studied in the Manual in the bibliography.
Reading of 6 texts (chosen from those in the list that will be published on Aulaweb at the beginning of the course, which you will need to be able to make a critical presentation according to the sheet in the list).

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

All the slides used during the lessons and other teaching material will be available on aul @ web. In general, the notes taken during the lessons and the material on aulaweb are sufficient for the preparation of the exam.
The following books are suggested as supporting texts for attending students and must be studied (the manual and one essay) by non attending students..

MANUAL
D. Bergez, Précis de littérature française , Paris, A. Colin, 2010.

ESSAYS

Evrard F., Le théâtre français du XXe siècle, Paris, Ellipses, 1998. 
Prunier M., L'analyse du texte de théâtre, Paris, Nathan, 128, 2010. 
Ubersfeld A., Lire le théâtre, Paris, Éditions Sociales, 1978.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ELISA BRICCO (President)

IDA MERELLO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course consists of lectures, for a total of 36 hours, with the help of aulaweb, and the optional group work.

LESSONS START

Beginning of October

Lessons timetable

Mon 13.00-15.00 Aula L

Wen 14.00-15.00 Aula A

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam, preceded by a test for non attending students.

Assessment methods

The exam will consist of an oral test in French on the course contents through questions from the Commission.

Attending students: The candidate will have to choose an anthology extract of those in the program and will have twenty minutes to prepare. Following exposure of the contents of the text, it will be asked to the candidate at least one question for each of the areas and periods treated. In examination assessment will be taken into account, as well as knowledge of the program to be performed (topics covered in class, reading and analysis of texts proposed during the lessons, the materials made available on aulaweb platform and readings of three full texts) also the exhibition and accuracy skills in the use of the specific discipline language.

Non attending students:
The candidate must demonstrate the knowledge of the program that will be attested by a computer test prepared by the teacher. Only those who have received a score of 8/10 could take the oral test. During the exam the candidate must demonstrate that he has read the texts and is able to disclose its content, literary and generic features, stylistic features in relation to the author's and the period and movement or literary school. In the evaluation of the examination, besides the knowledge of the program to be carried out, the ability to exhibit and the accuracy in the use of the specific language of the discipline will be taken into account.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
08/07/2019 09:00 GENOVA Orale aula B
16/07/2019 14:00 GENOVA Orale L'iscrizione all'esame sarà possibile solo la settimana prima dell'esame e si chiuderà due giorni prima della data dell'appello. Si pregano gli studenti a eliminare l'iscrizione nel caso decidessero di non presentarsi all'esame.
04/09/2019 09:00 GENOVA Orale ATTENZIONE.L'ESAME SI SVOLGERA' SOLO IL 5 SETTEMBRE PER GLI STUDENTI DI LETTERE E DI LINGUE, PER PARTECIPAZIONE AL TEST DI INGRESSO DI TTMI FISSATO IN DATA 4 SETTEMBRE aula 18 albergo dei Poveri
05/09/2019 14:00 GENOVA Orale L'iscrizione all'esame sarà possibile solo la settimana prima dell'esame e si chiuderà due giorni prima della data dell'appello. Si pregano gli studenti a eliminare l'iscrizione nel caso decidessero di non presentarsi all'esame.
18/09/2019 09:00 GENOVA Orale Aula E
18/09/2019 14:00 GENOVA Orale L'iscrizione all'esame sarà possibile solo la settimana prima dell'esame e si chiuderà due giorni prima della data dell'appello. Si pregano gli studenti a eliminare l'iscrizione nel caso decidessero di non presentarsi all'esame.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Mandatory frequency monitored. For non-attending students it is possible to prepare the program B