Francophone literatures and cultures - PARTE II (2016/2017)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Rosanna Gorris
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
I SEMESTRE dal Oct 3, 2016 al Jan 21, 2017.

To show the organization of the course that includes this module, follow this link * Course organization

Lesson timetable

Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 4:50 PM - 6:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall S.11 from Nov 28, 2016  to Jan 21, 2017
Tuesday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.5 from Nov 28, 2016  to Jan 7, 2017
Wednesday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.5 from Nov 16, 2016  to Nov 19, 2016
Wednesday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.5 from Nov 28, 2016  to Jan 21, 2017

Learning outcomes

The course aims to initiate students to an in-depth and critical study of the main Francophone authors of the Indian Ocean and other Eastern countries. 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.


* Francophonies d’Orient

* Pétales de cerisiers et saris comme des oiseaux : Ananda Devi


Ananda DEVI, Le Sari vert, Paris, Gallimard, “Folio”, 2009
Ananda DEVI, Indian Tango, Paris, Gallimard, “Folio”, 2007
LE CLEZIO, La quarantaine, Paris, Gallimard, “Folio”, 1995
Kim THUY, Ru, Paris, Editions Liana Levi, 2010

Critical Texts

L’Océan Indien dans les littératures francophones. Pays réels, pays rêvés, pays révélés, Paris, Éditions Karthala, Presses de l’Université de Maurice, 2001 (contiene tre saggi su A. Devi).

Océan Indien, Madagascar, La Réunion, Maurice, textes réunis et présentés par Serge Meitinger et J.-C, Carpanin Marimotou, Paris, Omnibus, 1998

Jean-Louis Joubert, Littératures de l'Océan Indien, Vanves, EDICEF- AUPELF, 1991

ID., Littératures francophones de l'Océan Indien : anthologie, Paris, Ed. de l'Océan Indien, ACCT, Groupe de la Cité internationale, 1993

Ritu Tyagi, Ananda Devi: Feminism, Narration and Polyphony, Amsterdam/New York, Rodopi, 2013.

“Francofonia”, n. 48 (Primavera 2005), numéro spécial La littérature mauricienne de langue française

Bibliografia su Ananda Devi ai links : et

Assessment methods and criteria

Examination: oral exam, in French, based on the texts analysed during the course.

Teaching aids