Francophone literatures and cultures (2019/2020)

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
PARTE I 6 L-LIN/03-FRENCH LITERATURE I semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) Laura Maria Colombo
PARTE II 3 L-LIN/03-FRENCH LITERATURE I semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) Laura Maria Colombo

Learning outcomes

In accordance with the literary and cultural specificity of this course, addressed to the Bachelor's degree in Languages and Cultures for Tourism and International Commerce students, but also to the Bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures students, the lessons will introduce to the fundamental topics of francophone literatures, between identity and alterity, tradition and stylistic and thematic innovations, in different geographical and cultural areas, such as Belgium, Maghreb, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Antilles.
The first part, which will also give 6 CFU to the students of Foreign Languages and Literatures, will present the fundamental topics and works, even at a critical and literary level. The second part will focus in particular on the poetics of travel and insularity.
The course, as well as the primary and secondary bibliography, will be in French, which is intended to help students to improve their linguistic comprehension and fluency.
At the end of the course, students shall therefore acquire overall knowledge of the fundamental topics and contexts, as well as the capacity of applying, in French, critical and textual analysis competences to the texts presented during the course.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Laferrière, Dany autoportrait de paris avec chat Grasset 2018 2246815835
Djebar, Assia femmes d'alger dans leur appartement Le livre de poche 2004 2253068217
gevers, marie La comtesse des digues Labor 2002 2804012921
Laye, Camara L'Enfant noir Pocket 2007 9782266178945
Chen, Ying La mémoire de l'eau Actes Sud 2006 2742759395