32/19/017 - FRENCH LITERATURE 1
Academic Year 2021/2022
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FABIO VASARRI (Tit.)
- Teaching style
- Lingua Insegnamento
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knowledge of the main lines of evolution of the French literature; recognizing the main literary genres and movements, by studying relevant texts and authors and setting them in their historical and cultural contexts; critical approach to studying literary texts.
Analysis of texts in French; comparing different authors and works; basic elements of literary criticism.
basic knowledge of literature, written comprehension of short literary texts in French.
20th-century French novel, from Proust to Oulipo.
Autobiography and fiction in late 20th-century French literature.
Lessons in classroom, mainly in French, with discussion on the subjects.
Due to Covid-19 emergency, lessons might be held in streaming and might be recorded in order to be available online.
Verification of learning
Oral exam in Italian and French during which the student should demonstrate
- knowing the selected works and placing them in their genres and historical and literary contexts
- knowing the main contents of the course, especially the main literary movements involved
- using an appropriate terminology.
a) Three of the following novels, in French or in translation; alternative choices will have to be approved by the teacher :
Proust, Un amour de Swann; Gide, Les caves du Vatican; Breton, Nadja; Céline, Voyage au bout de la nuit ; Sartre, La Nausée; Camus, L’Étranger; Duras, Moderato cantabile; Butor, La modification; Sarraute, Tropismes; Robbe-Grillet, La jalousie; Queneau, Les fleurs bleues; Yourcenar, Mémoires d’Hadrien; Perec, Les choses; Tournier, Vendredi ou les limbes du Pacifique.
b) three of the following texts, in French or in translation :
Perec, W ou le souvenir d’enfance ; Sarraute, Enfance ; Duras, L’amant or La douleur ; Ernaux, La place or Une femme or « Je ne suis pas sortie de ma nuit ».
c) One of the following handbooks: Il romanzo francese del Novecento, ed. by Sandra Teroni, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2008; Dominique Rabaté, Le roman français depuis 1900, Paris, PUF, 1998; Bruno Blanckeman, Le roman depuis la Révolution française, Paris, PUF, 2011 (only the sections on the 20th century).
d) Il romanzo francese contemporaneo, ed. by Gianfranco Rubino, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2012, pp. 3-11 e 89-108.
Further information will be given during the lessons.