French literature 3

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide third-year specialist students with an overview of French Literature, from Renaissance to Classicism, and offers a focus on important texts of this period. A reflection is offered on the relationship - thematic, stylistic, cultural - between period and authors considered and modernity.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge: 1) An essential framework of French Literature, from Renaissance to Classicism, according to the authors considered, 2) Understanding basic elements in order to analyse texts' structure (metrical, stylistic, theatrical and narrative devices). 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 modernity, 3) Ability to use coherently critical contributions 4) Ability to read works and identify themes and formal issues.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

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 course is entitled: The myth on stage in the 17th century

The course aims to develop a reflection on the rewriting of classical myths in seventeenth-century French theatre. Through the reworking of myths by Théophile de Viau, Corneille and Racine, the analysis aims to highlight the transformations of the French stage from Baroque to Classicism.
The course programme is valid until February 2023.
Prerequisites for admission
The course, which is held in French, the materials and the examination bibliography presuppose skills in literary history, use of terminology and critical analysis gained in previous courses of French Language and Literature 1 and 2.
Teaching methods
Frontal teaching: a summary of French literary history focusing on the two periods examinated; an analysis of texts structure (rhetorical, stylistic, theatrical devices).
No compulsory- attendance
Teaching Resources
Théophile de Viau, Les Amours tragiques de Pyrame et Thisbé, par Bénédicte Louvat.Molozay et Guillaume Peureux, Paris, Garnier Flammarion, 2015
Pierre Corneille, Médée, Classiques/Contemporains, Paris, Éditions Magnard, 2008.
Racine, Phèdre, qualsiasi edizione.
Anthology of texts(PDF ARIEL)
Anthology of critical essays (PDF Ariel) at the end of the course.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Oral exam: the exam will consist of an interview in French
Students will have to analyse the French texts and to put them into their historical and literary context. They will have to recognize the elements of a theatrical rewriting of myth and to analyse structural and thematic elements of the texts structure (rhetorical, stylistic, theatrical devices).
Evaluation criteria: Students ability to date literary works and to use critical contributions coherently. The critical reasoning, the quality of the exhibition, the reflection on theatrical rewriting og myth, between Renaissance and Classicism will also be evaluated
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
Educational website(s)
wednesday, from 12.00 to 3 pm.
square S.Alessandro 1, 2nd floor