32/19/017 - FRENCH LITERATURE 1
Academic Year 2020/2021
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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.
Realism and naturalism in the nineteenth-century French novel, from Stendhal to Zola.
Psychological fiction in nineteenth-century French literature, from Chateaubriand to Huysmans.
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 :
Stendhal, Le Rouge et le noir; Sand, Indiana; Balzac, Le Père Goriot or Eugénie Grandet; Flaubert, Madame Bovary; Goncourt, Germinie Lacerteux; Maupassant, Bel-Ami or Une vie; Zola, L’Assommoir or Germinal.
b) three of the following novels, in French or in translation :
Chateaubriand, René; Senancour, Oberman; Constant, Adolphe; Mme de Duras, Ourika ; Fromentin, Dominique; Huysmans, À rebours.
c) Il romanzo francese dell’Ottocento, ed. by Anna Maria Scaiola, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2008.
d) Roland Barthes, Fromentin : "Dominique", in Le degré zéro de l’écriture suivi de Nouveaux essais critiques, Paris, Seuil, 1972, pp. 156-169.
Perec, W ou le souvenir d’enfance ; Sarraute, Enfance ; Duras, L’amant ; Ernaux, La place ; Une femme ; « Je ne suis pas sortie de ma nuit ».
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.