French literature and culture 2 (2017/2018)

Course code
4S002906
Name of lecturer
Laura Maria Colombo
Coordinator
Laura Maria Colombo
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
L-LIN/03 - FRENCH LITERATURE
Language of instruction
French
Period
Semester 1 dal Oct 2, 2017 al Jan 20, 2018.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Text and context, grand tour, politics and economics in some classical texts of French literature.

The course aims at presenting the great moments of French Literature anche culture, from the beginning to the end of Ancien Regime, and from the first to the second Empire, through four classical texts replaced in their historical, aesthetical, economical and political context.

At the end of the course, students will be able to know the great moments of literary history, from "Classicisme" to Lumières, Romanticism and Naturalism, and to contextualise and analyze the texts presented during the course, with an appropriate terminology.

Syllabus

Corneille, Le Cid, Paris, Pocket Classiques
Beaumarchais, Le Mariage de Figaro, Paris, Gallimard «Folio classiques»
Mme de Staël, Corinne ou l’Italie, Paris, Folio
Zola, La Curée, Paris, Folio

Critical Bibliography (clarifications during the course):

BERTAUD, Madeleine, Rodrigue et Chimène: la formation du couple héroïque, in RONZEAUD, Pierre, Corneille, Le Cid, Paris, Klincksieck, 2011, pp. 119-135;
DOUBROVSKI, Serge, Corneille ou la dialectique du héros, Paris, Gallimard («Tel»), 1963 (pages indiquées pendant le cours) ;

GOLDZINK, Jean, «C’est déjà la Révolution en action», in LIGIER-DEGAUQUE, Isabelle, Lectures de Beaumarchais, Rennes, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2015, pp. 53-69;
AA.VV., La Folle journée ou Le Mariage de Figaro. Pour le Bicentenaire de la Révolution française, numéro spécial de Comédie française, n. 174, 1989 (pages indiquées pendant le cours) ;

ROSSET, François, Poétique des nations dans Corinne et l’Italie, in Chr. PLANTE, Chr. POUZOULET, A. VAILLANT (dir.), Une mélodie intellectuelle. Corinne ou l’Italie de Germaine de Staël, Montpellier, Centre d'étude du XIXe siècle, Université Paul-Valéry, 2000, pp. 139-158;
MAGRI-MOURGUES, Véronique, Corinne et le voyage, in SEILLAN, J.-M. (dir.), Lectures de Corinne ou l'Italie de Germaine de Staël, Nice, Université de Nice, Sophia Antipolis, 2000, pp.11-25,

PALACIO, Jean de, « La Curée: Histoire naturelle et sociale, ou agglomérat de mythes? », in La Curée de Zola ou ‘la vie à outrance’, collectif, Paris, SEDES, 1987, p. 170-177
GELY, Véronique, Le Bal dans Les Rougon-Macquart : le paradigme de La Curée, in MONTANDON, A. (dir.), Sociopoétique de la danse, Paris, Anthropos, 1998, pp. 333-346.

For literary history, students can refer to (texts at biblioteca Frinzi):
- 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.

Program will be completed with short texts or DVD, and the notes of the lessons are part of the program. All clarifications on e-learning, at the end of the course.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Madame de Staël Corinne ou l'Italie Folio  
Emile Zola La Curée Folio  
Corneille Le Cid Pocket classiques  
Beaumarchais Le Mariage de Figario Folioplus classiques  

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination, in French. Students will have to know the great themes of the course and to contextualize and analyze the texts.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018