French literature and culture 2 [Tur] (2020/2021)

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Name of lecturer
Laura Maria Colombo
Laura Maria Colombo
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
I semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Sep 28, 2020 al Jan 9, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

In accordance with the specificities of the course of study, lessons aim at providing an introductory knowledge of French history and culture. The course will equally focus on deepening the interrelation existing between society, culture and literature during the twentieth century taking into consideration literary texts by canonical authors. Lessons will be held in French. The critical bibliography is also in foreign language. This will contribute to improve students' language skills. At the end of the lessons, students will acquire socio-cultural, historical and literary knowledge specific to the chosen tourist and commercial orientation. They will also demonstrate that they can apply, in an autonomous way and in a foreign language, the acquired knowledge to the analysis of literary texts concerning the central subject of the course.


Monbart, Joséphine de, Lettres tahitiennes, édition présentée par Laure Marcellesi, London, Modern Humanities Research Association, 2012 ;
Lamartine, Alphonse de, Graziella, Paris, Gallimard ("Folio"), 1979;
Mérimée, Prosper, Carmen, Paris, Le livre de Poche, 1996;
Gautier, Théophile, La mille et deuxième nuit, Paris, Mille et une nuits, 2003.

The critical bibliography will be published at the beginning of the course.

For literary history, students can refer to (texts at biblioteca Frinzi):
- P. Brunel et. al., Histoire de la littérature française, Paris, Bordas, 2001, t. 1 et 2.
- Littérature : Textes et Documents, sous la direction de Henri Mitterand, Paris, Nathan, 1986-1987, XVIIIe et XIXe siècles;

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
Mérimée, Prosper Carmen Le Livre de Poche 1996 978-2-253-24021-1
Lamartine, Alphonse de Graziella Gallimard ("Folio") 1979 978-2-070-37085-2
Gautier, Théophile La Mille et deuxième nuit Mille et une nuits 2003 978-2-842-05784-8
Monbart, Joséphine de Lettres tahitiennes Modern Humanities Research Association 2012 978-1-907-32261-7

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.