French literature 2

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
L-LIN/03
Language
French
Learning objectives
Through the study of some exemplary works of great French authors of modernity, the course aims to deepen some fundamental questions - the relationship between literature and reality (individual and collective), the role of literature in society, the relationship of literature with the other arts and with the human sciences - identifying lines of continuity and revolutionary fractures, from the 18th century to the 20th century.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge: 1) knowledge of the essential lines of development of the French literature of the considered period, with a focus on the authors and the works object of analysis; 2) understanding of the interrelationships between works, authors, literary and cultural movements Skills: ability to read a literary text 1) recognizing the identifying characteristics of a personal style; 2) identifying themes and styles attributable to a cultural climate and a historical era; 3) linking it to other texts by the same author and by different authors.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First 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: New forms of the novelistic genre in Marcel Proust's "Sodome et Gomorrhe".
It consists of three parts:
A. Essay or novel? The conception of Proust's work at the crossroads of genres
B. Ambiguity and indecipherability of the theatre of the world and its characters.
C. The intermittences of the heart

After briefly retracing the stages that led to the conception of a "hybrid" work such as the Recherche, the course will focus its attention on the pivotal text in Proust's cycle: Sodome et Gomorrhe, the richest in themes and techniques that are properly novelistic (the peripeteia, the twist of fate, the dense interactions between characters, the description of environments), to which, however, Proust's vision of the human being and of reality confers a new form, disorienting for the reader.

The programme will expire in February 2023
Prerequisites for admission
The course, which is partially taught in French, the materials and the exam bibliography presuppose literary history and critical analysis skills gained in previous courses.
Teaching methods
The course adopts the following teaching methods: frontal lessons; reading and commenting on passages from the works indicated in the program; analysis of textual and iconographic documents that serve to support the understanding of the works.
Teaching Resources
Bibliography for attending students

Part A
- an anthology of Proustian texts that will be uploaded to the Ariel platform
- A. Beretta Anguissola, Proust: guida alla Recherche, Roma, Carocci, 2018.
- a dossier of critical texts that will be uploaded on the Ariel platform

Parts B and C
- M. Proust, Sodome et Gomorrhe, édition d'Antoine Compagnon, Paris, Gallimard ("folio classique"), 1989
- a dossier of critical texts that will be uploaded on the Ariel platform

Bibliography for non attending students

Part A
- an anthology of Proustian texts that will be uploaded to the Ariel platform
- A. Beretta Anguissola, Proust: Guida alla Recherche, Roma, Carocci, 2018.
- a dossier of critical texts that will be uploaded on the Ariel platform


Parts B and C
- M. Proust, Sodome et Gomorrhe, édition d'Antoine Compagnon, Paris, Gallimard ("folio classique"), 1989
J.-Y. Tadié, Proust et le roman, , nouvelle édition révue et corrigée, Paris, Gallimard, 2003
- Bibliography for attending students
Assessment methods and Criteria
The oral exam - part of which (chosen by the student) must be given in French - consists of an interview on the different parts of the programme. The discussion will start with the reading and commentary of a passage (chosen by the teacher) from one of the literary texts in question, and will then extend to the other subjects in the programme. The exam will be aimed at assessing the ability to comment on a literary text, to frame it within the work and poetics of its author and to insert it in a broader historical-cultural context, comparing it with the other texts included in the program.
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 in charge of the course.
The examination procedures for students with disabilities and / or with DSA must be agreed with the teacher, in agreement with the competent Office.
Unita' didattica A
L-LIN/03 - FRENCH LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
L-LIN/03 - FRENCH LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
L-LIN/03 - FRENCH LITERATURE - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor(s)