cod. 14396

Academic year 2023/24
2° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Letteratura francese (L-LIN/03)
Letterature straniere
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

Through the course, students will obtain the ability to collocate the texts in the literary and cultural context.
During the course, the student will focus and learn to analyze literary texts in terms of form and content; to investigate in depth some of the topics covered in an independendent way; to relate the texts with the author's poetry; to formulate, communicate contents, analyses and opinions concerning the texts under examination; to decode the texts; to address the relation between an author's poetry and the aesthetic trends of his time


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Course unit content

Considering the French literary history of 20th century in its entiretye, the course aims, through the works of particularly emblematic women writers of that period, to illustrate one of the greatest novelties of the 20th century: the multiplication of women writing even with different intentions and purposes.

Full programme

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Colette, Sido suivi de Les Vrilles de la vigne, Le livre de poche.
Irène Némirovsky, Le Vin de solitude, le livre de poche.
Marguerite Yourcenar, Anna Soror, Folio.
Annie Ernaux, La Place, Folio.

Teaching methods

The course consists of lectures, during wich the presentation of histirical and literary contents will be supplemented by commentary and analysis of extracts from texts. The LEA Platform will be used in order to make available critical materials to enable students to carry out personal investigations of the course content

Assessment methods and criteria

The course aims to trace the general outline of the evolution of the genre of the novel and the short story in the rich and delicate transition from the nineteenth to the twentieth century. It will then analyze the texts of Maupassant, Proust and Breton

Other information

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