French literature 2 LM. Critical methodologies and textual interpretation (2020/2021)

Course code
4S002944
Name of lecturer
Rosanna Gorris
Coordinator
Rosanna Gorris
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
L-LIN/03 - FRENCH LITERATURE
Language of instruction
French
Location
VERONA
Period
I semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Sep 28, 2020 al Jan 9, 2021.

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. As for the students attending the course in French literature for publishing and journalism, this course offers insights on the history of French publishing and on the relationship between literature or literary criticism and jouralism in contemporary France. At the end of this course, students shall acquire knowledge in the field of the recent history of French lit-erary criticism and related methods (LM37) and the history of publishing in France (LM19), along with the capacity of applying such knowledge to literary research as well as to teaching French.

Syllabus

« Anges ou démons, qu’importe » : le mythe de l’ange dans la littérature française

*Texts

Guy Le Fèvre de la Boderie, De l’Enfantement de la vierge, Paris, L’Angelier, 1582 (a PDF will be available on ESSE3)

Victor Hugo, Les Contemplations, Paris, Le Livre de Poche, 1974

Balzac, Séraphita (digital edition: http://www.biblisem.net/narratio/balzsera.htm)

Baudelaire, Les fleurs du mal, ed. Luca Pietromarchi, Venezia, Marsilio, 2008

Gide, Les Cahiers et les Poésies d'André Walter, avec des fragments inédits du Journal, édition établie et présentée par Claude Martin, Paris, Gallimard /Poésie, 1986

Jean Genet, Notre-Dame-des-Fleurs, Paris, Gallimard, « Folio », 2017


**Critical Texts

Les Muses secrètes, ed. R. Gorris Camos, Genève, Droz, 2013

R. GORRIS CAMOS, “L’Encyclie des secrets de l’Eternité”: poésie et secret à la Renaissance in Les Secrets: d’un principe philosophique à un genre littéraire, Actes du Colloque de Chicago, 11-14 settembre 2002, réunis par D. de Courcelles, Paris, Champion, 2005, pp. 297-336

D. DE AGOSTINI, ll mito dell'angelo: genesi dell'opera d'arte in Proust, Zola, Balzac, Urbino, QuattroVenti, 1990

Daniel LANCE, Jean Genet ou la quête de l’ange, Paris, L’Harmattan, 2004

M. CACCIARI, L’Angelo necessario, Milano, Adelphi, 1998

M. MILNER, Le sexe des anges : de l'ange amoureux à l'amante angélique, « Romantisme », 1976, pp. 55-67

N. BABUTS, Baudelaire et les anges de Swedenborg, « Romances Notes », printemps 1981, n. 21, vol. 3, pp. 309-312

J. FROLICH, L’Ange au pays des neiges : Séraphita, « L’Année balzacienne », 1992, n. 13, pp. 319-331.

J.-M. WITTMANN, Une épiphanie de l’artiste : la lutte avec l’ange dans Les Cahiers d’André Walter, « Bulletin des Amis d'André Gide », n° 110-111, juillet 1996, pp. 167-176

W. GEERTS, Le silence sonore: la poétique du premier Gide entre intertexte et métatexte, Namur, PU de Namur, 1992

V. RAMACCIOTTI, L’Esilio dell’androgino, “Studi di Letteratura Francese”, serie I - Storia - Lett, 1990, no 16, pp. 188-201

R. GORRIS, Sulla traduzione italiana dei Cahiers d’André Walter, in Isabelle e dintorni, Aoste, Duc, 1990, pp. 97-102

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam, in French, based on the texts analysed during the course. The assessment will be based on the following criteria: quality of oral expression in French, clarity and consistency of the argumentation, completeness of the information and ability to think critically.

Teaching aids

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