Francophone literatures and cultures (2018/2019)

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

Learning outcomes

In accordance with the literary and cultural specificity of this course, adressed 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.



Simenon, Georges, En cas de malheur, Paris, Le Livre de poche, ultima edizione
- Hergé, Tintin au congo, Bruxelles, Casterman, 1995 [disponibile in biblioteca o on line]
- Ben Jelloun, Tahar, La belle au bois dormant, Paris, Seuil, 2004
- Cheikh Hamidou Kane, L’aventure ambiguë, Vanves, EDICEF, 2011
- Condé, Maryse, Moi, Tituba sorcière… noire de Salem, Paris, Gallimard («Folio»), ultima edizione

The notes of the lessons are part of the program, and the critical bibliography, as well as all the clarifications for the course, will be published on e-learning.

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.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
simenon, georges En cas de malheur Le livre de poche 1999 978-2-253-14282-4
Ben Jelloun, Tahar La Belle au bois dormant Le Seuil 2004 978-2-02-063999-8
Cheikh Hamidou Kane L'Aventure ambigue Edicef 2011 978-2-7531-0359-7
Condé, Maryse Moi, Tituba sorcière... noire de Salem Gallimard "Folio" 1988 978-2-07-037929-9
Hergé Tintin au Congo Casterman 2006 978-2-203-00304-9