FRENCH LITERATURE AND CULTURE III

FRENCH LITERATURE AND CULTURE III

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Code
65304
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
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
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course aims to follow the evolution and development of the novel in France in the XXth century.  It deals with the main authors and currents through the analysis of anthological passages, read and commented during the course, taken from the most significant works. The programme includes three integral readings: M. Proust, Du côté de chez Swann; A. Camus, La Peste; M. Chaillou, 1945.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, students will know the general lines of the history of French literary culture in the XXth century, with particular regard to the evolution of the narrative genre.  They will be able to read and understand texts in French and, by the use of narratological methods and tools, to interpret the works of the main authors, contextualizing them in the culture and historical period of reference.

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;
- have solid knowledge of the evolution of the narrative genre during the XXth century ; 
- read and understand complex texts;
- 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;
- 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.

In the absence of restrictions due to Covid-19, the course will be taught in presential mode.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course aims to follow the evolution and development of the novel in France in the XXth century.  It deals with the main authors and currents through the analysis of anthological passages, read and commented during the course, taken from the most significant works.

The historical avant-garde of the twentieth century will be the topic of the course in its extension of 18 hours for students wishing to acquire 9 credits and it will be in common with the 2nd year course.

CONTENTS

PARCOURS DANS LE ROMAN FRANÇAIS AU XXe SIECLE : auteurs et mouvements principaux affrontés :

  • Bref aperçu sur les instruments narratologiques
  • Le roman à la fin du XIXe siècle
  • La première génération : M. Proust, A. Gide
  • Le roman entre les deux guerres mondiales : G. Bernanos, A. Malraux, L.F. Céline
  • Le roman surréaliste
  • Le roman après la deuxième guerre mondiale :
    • Les tendances existentialistes : J.-P. Sartre, A. Camus
    • Le Nouveau Roman : A. Robbe-Grillet, M. Butor, N. Sarraute 
    • L’OuLiPo : G. Perec, R. Queneau
  • M. Chaillou et sa définition d’ « extrême contemporain ». Le roman à partir des années 1980.

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 attending students. The final list of readings will be published on aulaweb at the end of the course.

INTEGRAL READINGS: The programme includes three integral readings: M. Proust, Du côté de chez Swann; A. Camus, La Peste; M. Chaillou, 1945.

GROUP WORKS for the analysis of the three integral readings and for the content of the course will take place during the entire duration of the course for attending students. How to participate and the contents will be illustrated in class and will be on aulaweb.

PROGRAM B FOR NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS
History of 20th Century French literature with aparticular regard to the evolution of the novel. Students who do not attend will choose two manuals from those proposed in the bibliography and read the three works mentioned below.
INTEGRAL READINGS: The programme includes three integral readings: M. Proust, Du côté de chez Swann; A. Camus, La Peste; M. Chaillou, 1945.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

All documents used during the lessons and other teaching materials will be available on aul@web.

The books listed below are suggested as support texts for the attending students; one manuel from each list is mandatory for not attending students. The manuals must be used in relation to the subject of the course: PARCOURS DANS LE ROMAN FRANÇAIS AU XXe SIECLE 

Manuali di Storia della letteratura francese

  • Histoire de la France littéraire, Tome 3, « Modernités XIXe et XXe siècles », Paris, PUF, 2006
  • Histoire de la littérature française, Tome 8 – « De Zola à Apollinaire » et tome 9 « Du Surréalisme à l'empire de la critique », Paris, GF Flammarion.

Manuali di Storia e di analisi del genere narrativo

  • B. Blanckeman, Le roman depuis la Révolution française, PUF 2011
  • M. Raimond, Le roman depuis la Révolution, Paris, A. Colin
  • P. Chartier, Introduction aux grandes théories du roman, Paris, Bordas, 2003
  • Y. Reuter, Introduction à l’analyse du roman, Paris, Dunod, 1996
  • V. Jouve, La poétique du roman, Paris, Sedes, 1999

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: By appointment, after contact via email.

Exam Board

CHIARA ROLLA (President)

IDA MERELLO (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

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

In the absence of restrictions due to Covid-19, the course will be taught in presential mode.

LESSONS START

Second semester, February 2021

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 some minutes to prepare it. Following the presentation of the contents of the text, at least one question will be asked to 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: to know the history of twentieth century French literature; to know the evolution of the novelin French literature during  the twentieth century ; 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. 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.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
15/09/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
16/09/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale Aula A Polo didattico
29/09/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
30/09/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale Aula B Polo didattico