French Culture I

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course aims to guide the knowledge of the general lines of the history of French culture of the twentieth and twenty-first century, in relation to changes in social and political contexts.
Expected learning outcomes
Ability to describe cultural phenomena and to insert them in their historical-social context.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for academic year 2021/2022 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation.
Course syllabus
The programme is entitled: Today's intellectuals and engagement: from from the 20th century model to new forms of "intervention" in society.
It is divided into three parts
A. Fundamentals of the cultural history of France
B. The profile of the engaged intellectual in the French 20th century
C. Culture and engagement in the 21st century

After outlining the most significant moments in French cultural history of the 20th and 21st centuries, the course will focus on the theme of the engagement of the intellectuals to make a concrete impact on society, highlighting the way in which - as the political and cultural contexts have changed - this engagement has taken different ways, instruments and aims: from pioneering forms of individual rebellion, to political militancy, to a more pervasive and independent action of taking charge of individual and collective problems.
Prerequisites for admission
No previous knowledge is required.
Teaching methods
The course will be conducted through lectures in which the exposition of the topics will be supported by the analysis of textual, iconographic and multimedia documents.
Teaching Resources
Bibliography for attending and non-attending students

Part A
- Jacques Cantier, Histoire culturelle de la France au XXe siècle, Paris, Ellipses, 2020
- a dossier of materials and critical texts that will be uploaded on the Ariel platform

Part B
- L'intellectuel engagé, anthologie, notes et dossier réalisés par C. Lhomeau, Paris, Gallimard ("folioplus classiques"), 2011
- a dossier of materials and critical texts that will be uploaded on the Ariel platform

Part C
- a dossier of materials and critical texts that will be uploaded on the Ariel platform

Non-attending students are invited to contact the course teacher before starting preparation for the examination.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam will be oral and will start with the analysis of a document (among those studied in class), and then expand to the more general contexts and themes considered during the course.
L-LIN/03 - FRENCH LITERATURE - University credits: 9
Lessons: 60 hours
Professor: Sparvoli Eleonora