Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
L-LIN/03 - FRENCH LITERATURE
Language of instruction
I semestre dal Oct 1, 2018 al Jan 12, 2019.
In accordance with the periodization adopted in our French literature courses (first year: from 1850 to today; second year: Eighteenth century and first half of the Nineteenth century; third year: Sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries), this course introduces to French literature from 1700 to 1850. The course will focus on great authors and texts belonging to different literary genres, and will also improve the knowledge of the literary movements and of their historical, sociocultural, aesthetic contexts, including the possible relationships between the arts.
A particular attention will be payed to the various and important aspects of the publishing industry during the period, as the course also addresses to the students of the Bachelor's degree in Languages and Cultures for Publishing.
The course, as well as the primary and secondary bibliography, will be in French, which is intended to help students to improve their linguistic comprehension and fluency.
At the end of the course, students shall therefore acquire overall knowledge of the history of French literature from 1700 to 1850 (main literary movements, authors and works), along with the capacity of applying, in French, critical and textual analysis competences to the texts presented during the course.
Marivaux, La Colonie , in Id., L’île des esclaves, La Colonie, Paris, Classiques Bordas, 2017 , pp. 71-122
- Voltaire, Micromégas, Paris, Folioplus classiques, 2006 
- Laclos, Les Liaisons dangereuses, Paris, GF Flammarion, ultima edizione 
- Mme de Staël, Mirza, ou lettre d’un voyageur, in Ead., Oeuvres de jeunesse, Paris, Desjonquères, 1997 , pp. 159-173 [disponibile alla biblioteca Frinzi]
- Balzac, Le Bal de Sceaux, Paris, Flammarion (Étonnants classiques), ultima edizione 
- Gautier, La Cafetière, in Id., Romans, contes, nouvelles, Paris, Gallimard («Bibliothèque de la Pléiade»), 2002 , t. I, pp. 3-10.
The critical bibliography will be published at the beginning of the course.
For literary history, students can refer to (texts at biblioteca Frinzi):
- Littérature : Textes et Documents, sous la direction de Henri Mitterand, Paris, Nathan, 1986-1987, XVIIe, XVIIIe, XIXe et XXe siècles;
- P. Brunel et. al., Histoire de la littérature française, Paris, Bordas, 2001, t. 1 et 2.
Program will be completed with short texts or DVD, and the notes of the lessons are part of the program. All clarifications on e-learning, at the end of the course.
||La Colonie, in Theatre complet
||Le Bal de Sceaux
||Les Liaisons dangereuses
||Gallimard "Folioplus classiques"
Oral examination, in French. Students will have to know the great themes of the course and to contextualize and analyze the texts.