French literature 2 (2016/2017)

Course code
4S002928
Name of lecturer
Laura Maria Colombo
Coordinator
Laura Maria Colombo
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Other available courses
Academic sector
L-LIN/03 - FRENCH LITERATURE
Language of instruction
French
Period
I SEMESTRE dal Oct 3, 2016 al Jan 21, 2017.

Lesson timetable

I SEMESTRE
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.6  
Tuesday 4:50 PM - 6:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.6  
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:10 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.6  

Learning outcomes

The course aims at introducing students to the study of French Literature from the end of the XVIIth century to the middle of the XIXth century, by reading the great classics. This will allow to point out the actual critical readings, at a intersemiotic level, too, as well as the relationships between French literature and the ailleurs, America or,in particular during a visiting professor’s lessons, the Far East.

Syllabus

Molière, Dom Juan, Paris, Pocket («Classiques»), ultima edizione
Voltaire, Candide, Paris, GF Flammarion, ultima edizione
Chateaubriand, Atala, Paris, Pocket («Classiques»), ultima edizione
Stendhal, Le Rouge et le noir, Paris, Gallimard («Folio»), ultima edizione

Critical bibliography (following the teacher's suggestions during the course):
- E. BALMAS, Il mito di don Giovanni nel seicento francese, Roma, Lucarini, 1986 (le pagine indicate a lezione; disponibile presso la biblioteca Frinzi);
- P. DANDREY, Dom Juan ou la raison comique, Paris, Champion, 1993 (le pagine indicate a lezione; disponibile presso la biblioteca Frinzi);
- DENIS, Benoît, Littérature et engagement, Paris, Seuil, 2000 (Chap.VIII, « Voltaire ou l’âge d’or », pp. 126-145) ;
- STAROBINSKI, Jean, Le remède dans le mal: critique et légitimation de l'artifice à l'âge des Lumières, Paris, Gallimard, 1991 (pp. 123-144);
- BERCEGOL, Fabienne, «Chateaubriand et Bernardin de Saint-Pierre: la réécriture de Paul et Virginie dans Atala», in Chateaubriand et le récit de fiction, Paris, Classiques Garnier, 2013, p. 95-113;
- SCHOR, Naomi, «Triste Amérique: Atala et la fabrique de la femme post-révolutionnaire», in S. Triaire, Chr. Planté, A. Vaillant (dir.), Féminin/masculin. Ecritures et représentations, Montpellier, Presses universitaires de la Méditerrannée, 2015, p. 19-41 ;
- CROUZET, Michel, Le Rouge et le Noir. Essai sur le romanesque stendhalien, Paris, PUF, 1995 (le pagine indicate a lezione, in part. pp. 161-170) ;
- DU PLESSIS, Eric, «Maternité, infantilisation et séduction dans Le Rouge et le Noir, Volupté et L’Éducation sentimentale», in Norman, B. (ed.), The Mother in/and French Literature, Amsterdam-Atlanta, Rodopi, 2000, pp. 115-123 (in part. le parti relative a Le Rouge et le Noir) ;

For the general literary history of the period, students can consult: :
- Littérature : Textes et Documents, sous la direction de Henri Mitterand, Paris, Nathan, 1986-1987, XVIIe, XVIIIe, XIXe et XXe siècles;
- P. Brunel et. al., Histoire de la littérature française, Paris, Bordas, 2001, t. 1 et 2.

All the critical texts will be uploaded to e-learning. The lessons' notes are part of the program. Students not attending the course will have to contact the teacher in order to complete the program.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Chateaubriand Atala Pocket («Classiques»)  
Voltaire candide GF Flammarion  
molière dom juan Pocket («Classiques»)  
Stendhal Le Rouge et le noir Gallimard («Folio»),  

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination, in French, on the themes and texts presented during the course.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017