LS/0057 - FRENCH LITERATURE
Academic Year 2016/2017
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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 ans setting them in their historical and cultural contexts; critical approach to studying literary texts.
basic knowledge of literature, written comprehension of short literary texts in French.
The development of the French fiction from Classicism to the Revolution, with a focus on psychological analysis and the sentimental novel.
Lessons in classroom, including discussion on the subjects.
Verification of learning
Oral exam in Italian 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 concerned
- using an appropriate terminology.
a) Henri Coulet, Le roman jusqu’à la Révolution, Paris, Colin, 1967 (only the chapters concerning the periods and the texts included in the program: pp. 208-215, 223-232, 252-262, 286-288, 318-320, 352-364, 401-427, 458-467 e 471-482); or: the correspondent chapters of another handbook of French literature, approved by the teacher.
b) Three novels of different centuries (that is: one of the XVIIth century and two of the XVIIIth century, or viceversa), in French or in Italian translation, chosen among the following:
(Anonymous), Lettres portugaises; Madame de La Fayette, La Princesse de Clèves
Prévost, Manon Lescaut; Rousseau, La nouvelle Héloïse; Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Paul et Virginie ; Laclos, Les liaisons dangereuses
Further information will be given during the lessons.