French Literature (2018/2019)

Course code
4S002991
Name of lecturer
Rosanna Gorris
Coordinator
Rosanna Gorris
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-LIN/03 - FRENCH LITERATURE
Language of instruction
French
Period
II semestre dal Feb 18, 2019 al Jun 1, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

In the context of the theoretic and critical investigation of French literary studies provided in the two-year master’s degree program, this course aims at developing both historical and methodological competences with a special focus on the literature of Francophone countries and of exiled authors, on diasporic literature, and on the richness of the cultural and linguistic expression that defines such literatures. The course aims to initiate students to an in-depth and critical study of some Francophone writers “venus d’ailleurs”, who came from different European and non-European countries and intended to change them radically by means of a new language. Moreover, the professor intends to provide students with all the theoretical and methodological tools for the literary and linguistic analysis of the proposed texts. The lessons will be held in French, in order to improve the students’ linguistic level as well. The courses will consist in lectures and seminars. Remedial courses will be organised as well.
At the end of the course, students shall therefore acquire overall knowledge of Francophone literature, along with critical competences and the capacity of applying them to the comparative analysis of texts belonging to different literary genres (poetry, narrative prose, essay, and theatre). Moreover, they will be expected to be able to present the topics of the course in French.

Syllabus

La valse des identités


Textes

Irène NÉMIROVSKY, Les Chiens et les Loups. Roman, Paris, Le Livre de Poche, 2008

Irène NÉMIROVSKY,  Œuvres complètes, Introduction, présentation et annotation des textes par O. PHILIPPONNAT, Paris, Le Livre de Poche, 2011

Romain GARY, Education européenne, Paris, Gallimard, “Folio”, n. 1001

Andrej MAKINE, L'Archipel d'une autre vie, Paris, Le Seuil, 2016



Textes critiques

Maxime Decout,  Écrire la judéité. Enquête sur un malaise dans la littérature française, Seyssel, Champ Vallon, 2015, pp. 304

Susan RUBIN SULEIMAN,  La question Némirovsky  : Vie, mort et héritage d'une écrivaine juive dans la France du XXe siècle, Paris, Éditions Albin Michel,  2017

Riccardo BENEDETTINI,  «Les Chiens et les Loups» di Irène Némirovsky: per una risposta sull'esilio, Venus d'ailleurs. Ecrire l'exil en français, Publifarum, n. 17, pubblicato il 27/02/2012, consultato il 19/08/2018, url: http://publifarum.farum.it/ezine_articles.php?id=209

Elena QUAGLIA, « L’Enfant génial » di Irène Némirovsky: il problema delle origini tra appartenenza, allontanamento e impossibile ritorno, Enfances francophones, Publifarum, n. 22, pubblicato il 06/12/2014, consultato il 19/08/2018, url: http://publifarum.farum.it/ezine_articles.php?id=302

EAD., "Les Jardins de Tauride. Une nouvelle inachevée d'Irène Némirovsky", Studi Francesi, n. 180, septembre-décembre 2016, pp. 454-487

EAD., «  Au-delà de la haine de soi juive  : la judéité “d’interrogation” d’Irène Némirovsky  »,  Revue italienne d’études françaises  [En ligne], 7  |  2017, http://journals.openedition.org/rief/1462  ; DOI  : 10.4000/rief.1462

Guy AMSELLEM,  Romain Gary. Les métamorphoses de l'identité, Paris, L'Harmattan, 2008

Catherine Douzou, «  Récit et récits dans  Éducation européenne  »,  Roman 20-50. Revue d’étude du roman du XXe  siècle, n° 32, déc. 2001

Agata Sylwestrzak-Wszelaki,  Andreï Makine, l'identité problématique, Paris, L'Harmattan,  coll.  «  Critiques littéraires  »,  2010, 255  pp.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam, in French, based on the texts analysed during the course.

Teaching aids

Documents

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018