Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
L-LIN/03 - FRENCH LITERATURE
I semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Sep 27, 2021 al Jan 8, 2022.
In accordance with the specificities of the course of study, lessons aim at providing an introductory knowledge of French history and culture. The course will equally focus on deepening the interrelation existing between society, culture and literature during the twentieth century taking into consideration literary texts by canonical authors. Lessons will be held in French. The critical bibliography is also in foreign language. This will contribute to improve students' language skills. At the end of the lessons, students will acquire socio-cultural, historical and literary knowledge specific to the chosen tourist and commercial orientation. They will also demonstrate that they can apply, in an autonomous way and in a foreign language, the acquired knowledge to the analysis of literary texts concerning the central subject of the course.
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The student who completes the course successfully will be able to demonstrate a solid knowledge of the evolution of the novel literary form elaborated in France in the 20th century in the relationship between literature and “travel”. He or she will be able to read and explain a single texte and set it in its historical and literary context.
André Gide, Isabelle, Paris, Gallimard, 1921
Raymond Queneau, Le dimanche de la vie, Paris, Gallimard, 1952
Raymond Queneau, Zazie dans le métro, Paris, Gallimard, 1959
Michel Tournier, La goutte d’or, Paris, Gallimard, 1986
Henri Godard, Queneau et les problèmes de la construction du roman, in Europe, n. 888, avril 2003, pp. 22-33
Rosanna Gorris, "Isabelle" e dintorni, Aoste, Duc, 1990
Laurence Lenaghan, Ironique destin d'un chamelier dans "La Goutte d'or" de Michel Tournier, in French Forum , January 1995, Vol. 20, No. 1 (January 1995), pp. 91-104
Students who need additional information can profitably consult the following works:
Letteratura francese. Dall’Ottocento al XXI secolo, a cura di M. Landi, Firenze, Le Monnier Università, 2021, from p. 175
La littérature française: dynamique & histoire II, sous la direction de Jean-Yves Tadié, Paris, Gallimard, 2007 (XXe siècle).
Further information can be provided during the course and uploaded to the e-learning platform.
Non-attending students are invited to read the following complementary works:
André Gide, L'Immoraliste, Paris, Gallimard, 1902
Michel Tournier, Gaspard, Melchior & Balthazar, Paris, Gallimard, 1980
Letteratura francese. Dall’Ottocento al XXI secolo, a cura di M. Landi, Firenze, Le Monnier Università, 2021, a partire da p. 175
Visualizza la bibliografia con Leganto, strumento che il Sistema Bibliotecario mette a disposizione per recuperare i testi in programma d'esame in modo semplice e innovativo.
The final assessment will take place through a knowledge check on the entire program.
Assessment criteria: quality of oral expression, clarity and consistency of argumentation, wealth of information and capacity for critical exploration.