Francophone Cultures I

A.Y. 2019/2020
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
L-LIN/03
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Through a transdisciplinary approach, the course aims to provide the student with an introduction to the knowledge of cultural and intercultural practices that have developed in the main French-speaking areas. To this end, various media will be used (literary texts, critical texts, images, videos) which, compared, will allow students to critically understand the cultural and transcultural dynamics in those areas and in comparison with metropolitan space.
Expected learning outcomes
The ability, throughout specific critical instruments, to understand, analyze and compare different cultural phenomena, socio-anthropological dynamics, intercultural and transcultural relationships. In particular, the aim is to allow the student to have the widest possible vision of the manifold diversity that make up contemporary societies and to develop possible responses to the problems that will arise in the course of this cultural investigation and in their practice and agency as mediators.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
Course title: From immigration to globalization : the French-speaking presence in Paris between the 19th and 21st century (Africa, Mediterranean, Americas, Asia).

Through the study of places, symbols and images of the French capital (taken from documentaries, but also from fiction, cinema, advertising, media and visual arts), we will analyse the cultural presence and social impact of Africa, Mediterranean countries, America and French-speaking Asia in Paris between the end of the 19th century and the present day. This study will allow us to observe, from time to time, the clash, ambiguity and exchange between different cultures that have found themselves living together. The course will pay particular attention to current events, also in a comparative perspective with the Italian situation.

Recommendations:
Since visual and documentary materials will be offered during the course, its regular attendance is highly recommended for those who wish to take the exam as a student. Attending students (and only them) can agree with the teacher on in-depth studies suited to their specific interests.
On the Ariel platform ("Culture francofone MED") will be uploaded, during the course, the Supplementary Materials (which constitute the pantry). All the annexes must be considered as an examination subject.
Prerequisites for admission
[Prerequisites and methods of examination, with reference to descriptors 1 and 2]:
Prerequisites
There's no prelude to this exam. Knowledge of French is recommended, but not compulsory. The course will be in Italian.
Teaching methods
The course will be given through lectures and possibly conferences with experts.
Teaching Resources
K01-35-A - Teaching Unit 1.
[Program]:
Universal Exhibitions, Modernism, Imperial Culture (1867-1960)
[Reference Material]:
Text:
- P. Blanchard, N. Bancel, De l'indigène à l'immigré, Paris, Gallimard, 1999

[Reference material for non-attendants]:
In addition to all the texts indicated for frequent students (including Materials uploaded to Ariel platform), students who are not attending will have to integrate their preparation with the study of the following texts:

Gilles Manceron, Marianne et ses colonies. Une introduction à l'histoire coloniale de France, Paris, La Découverte Poche, 2003.

{Module}: 'K01-35-B' - 'Teaching Unit 2'.
[Program]:
Immigration, banlieues, elites and diasporic cultures (1960-XXI century): Maghreb, African, Antillan and Asian communities in Paris.
[Reference Material]:
Texts:
- Évelyne Heyer, Carole Reynaud-Paligot (Dir.), Nous et les autres. Des préjugés au racisme, Paris, La Découverte, 2017.
- Max Lobe, Rue de Berne, number 39, Rome, 66th and 2nd, 2019.

[Reference material for non-attendants]:
In addition to all the texts indicated for attending students (including materials uploaded to Ariel platform), students who are not attending should integrate their preparation with the study of the following texts:

Tvetan Todorov, The Fear of the Barbarians, Milan, Garzanti.

{Module}: 'K01-35-C' - 'Didactic Unit 3'.
[Program]:
Afrofuturisms and other diasporic movements.

[Reference Material]:
Texts:
- Felwine Sarr, Afrotopia, Rome, Edizioni dell'Asino, 2016.
- Anthological texts and videos uploaded on the Ariel Platform

Students are required to attend the course regularly and to keep up to date on everything related to the course (teacher reception, supplementary materials, recommended events, etc.) by consulting the Ariel Platform.

NON FREQUENTING students are invited to contact the teacher before taking the exam.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Modalities of the examination test
Oral: The oral exam will consist of an interview in Italian on the scheduled topics and will be aimed at ascertaining - in addition to the acquisition of the contents - the ability to reuse them in the analysis of the cultural facts under examination.
Teaching Unit 1
L-LIN/03 - FRENCH LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Teaching Unit 2
L-LIN/03 - FRENCH LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Teaching Unit 3
L-LIN/03 - FRENCH LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor(s)