The course aims to provide Master students with a knowledge of some of Jean Cocteau's principal works in the narrative, theatrical and cinematographic fields. Particular attention will be paid to rewriting the myths of Orpheus and Oedipus, very present in the production of this author.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge: 1) An essential framework of French Literature, according to the periods and authors considered, 2) Understanding basic elements in order to analyse texts' structure (metrical, stylistic, narrative devices), 3) Good knowledge of spoken and written French language. Skills. 1) Ability to identify the main expressive features (stylistic, thematic and structural) of every literary work and recognize the author's identity in it 2) Ability to date literary works in chronological and cultural connection with Italian literature, 3) Ability to use coherently critical contributions 4) Ability to read works and identify themes and formal issues.
Lesson period: Second semester
(In case of multiple editions, please check the period, as it may vary)
The course is entitled Réécritures des mythes d'Orphée et d'Œdipe dans l'œuvre de Jean Cocteau and consists of the following three teaching units, which will be addressed in sequence: A: The strange and the absurd B: The other and the double C: A double personality
Prerequisites for admission
The course which is held entirely in French, the materials and the exam bibliography assume solid linguistic skills. Erasmus or other forms of mobility students are admitted, provided they have excellent skills in French.
The course adopts the following teaching methods: frontal lessons; reading and commenting of the scheduled works, viewing and commenting of films.
- Bernard Pingaud, L'étranger d'Albert Camus, Paris, Gallimard, Foliothèque n°22. - Arlette Bouloumié, Vendredi ou les limbes du Pacifique de Michel Tournier, Paris, Gallimard, Foliothèque n° 4. - Lynn Salkin-Sbiroli, Michel Tournier: la séduction du jeu, Genève-Paris, Slatkine, 1987.
Other bibliographical indications will be provided during the course.
The program for non-attending students is the same as that for attending students. Of course, given the greater difficulties deriving from an autonomous preparation, non-attending students are recommended to devote adequate time to the study and development of the contents of the program. Other bibliographical indications will be provided during the course.7.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists of an individual interview, which includes questions asked by the teacher, interactions between the teacher and the student and the analysis and commentary of one or more themes from the scheduled works. The interview has a variable duration depending on the teaching units on which the student presents himself, and takes place in French. The interview aims to verify the knowledge of the texts read, the ability to exhibit, the precision in the use of specific terminology, the capacity for critical and personal reflection on the proposed themes. Finally, he will take into account the French language skills. The final mark is expressed in thirtieths, and the student has the right to refuse it (in this case it will be recorded as "withdrawn"). International or Erasmus incoming students are invited to promptly contact the teacher. The exam procedures for students with disabilities and / or with DSA must be agreed with the teacher, in agreement with the competent Office.