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FRENCH LITERATURE
LETTERATURA FRANCESE

Paths of French literature of the 'extrême contemporain'.
Itinerari della letteratura francese dell’”extrême contemporain”

A.Y. Credits
2022/2023 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Margherita Amatulli Before or at the end of the lessons, by appointment by e-mail
Teaching in foreign languages
Course entirely taught in a foreign language French
This course is entirely taught in a foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies (LM-37)
Curriculum: DIDATTICA E RICERCA
Date Time Classroom / Location
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

The course aims to introduce students to the study of French literature of the "extrême contemporain" with particular reference to minimalist writing, the relationship between literature and the arts, and writings of the self. The theoretical and methodological tools useful for the literary analysis of the texts examined will be provided.

Program

from the Nouveau roman to the Roman nouveau

l''extrême contemporain''

The contemporary French novel: themes, forms and structures

minimalist writing: Jean-Philippe Toussaint

literature and cinema: Olivia Rosenthal

literature and photography: Annie Ernaux, Jean-Philippe Toussaint

the autosociobiographie: Annie Ernaux

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Knowledge and ability to understand: the student has a good knowledge of the historical contexts and French literary and cultural products through the use of advanced level texts, updated from a critical, historiographical and methodological point of view.
Ability to apply knowledge and understanding: the student uses the tools and knows how to apply the methodologies learnt in the analysis of literary texts .
Autonomy of judgement: the student possesses linguistic, critical and interpretative skills useful in determining autonomous reflections and judgements on the literary themes studied
Communication skills: the student is able to communicate in French general information and knowledge specific to his/her field of study involving the use of even complex syntactic structures.
Learning ability: the student has developed the necessary learning skills to be able to update and consolidate his/her knowledge.


 

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

Activities include the involvement of external experts.


Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Teaching

The course includes:

  • classroom lectures
  • group activities 
  • oral presentations
  • interactive lessons aimed at discussing the papers prepared by the students
Innovative teaching methods

The course is entirely taught in French. In addition to classroom lectures, the course includes exercises and research on specific topics, both in groups and individually. Some issues are treated and explored through the “flipped lesson” modality.

Attendance

Students are required to purchase primary books before the start of the course, in any edition

Course books

Primary texts

Jean-Philippe Toussaint, La salle de bain, Paris, Minuit, 1985

Jean-Philippe Toussaint, Mes bureaux, Venezia, Amos edizioni, 2005 (caricato sul blended)

Olivia Rosenthal, Ils ne sont pour rien dans mes larmes, Paris, Verticales, 2012

Annie Ernaux, La place, Paris, Gallimard, 1992

Critical texts will be indicated later

Assessment

Oral examination

The candidate

-Answers the questions posed not entirely adequately and demonstrates some deficiencies in content, textual analysis and exposition in the language: 18-21

-Easily answers the questions posed but does not show particular ability to make appropriate connections social phenomena, texts. Exposition is not entirely satisfactory at: 22-24

-Responseses comprehensively to questions posed but does not demonstrate sufficient command and maturity in making appropriate connections between authors and literary currents. Exposition is clear: 25-27

-Responseses comprehensively to questions, demonstrates excellent command in making appropriate connections. Exposition is very clear and the discourse is well structured: 28-30

-Responses in depth to questions, shows excellent command and critical sense in making appropriate connections. Exposition demonstrates considerable ownership and fluency of language: 30 cum laude

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Attendance

Students are requested to contact the lecturer no earlier than the start of the course

Course books

Primary texts

Jean-Philippe Toussaint, La salle de bain, Paris, Minuit, 1985

Jean-Philippe Toussaint, Mes bureaux, Venezia, Amos edizioni, 2005 (caricato sul blended)

Olivia Rosenthal, Ils ne sont pour rien dans mes larmes, Paris, Verticales, 2012

Annie Ernaux, La place, Paris, Gallimard, 1992

Critical texts will be indicated later

Assessment

Oral examination

The candidate

-Answers the questions posed not entirely adequately and demonstrates some deficiencies in content, textual analysis and exposition in the language: 18-21

-Easily answers the questions posed but does not show particular ability to make appropriate connections social phenomena, texts. Exposition is not entirely satisfactory at: 22-24

-Responseses comprehensively to questions posed but does not demonstrate sufficient command and maturity in making appropriate connections between authors and literary currents. Exposition is clear: 25-27

-Responseses comprehensively to questions, demonstrates excellent command in making appropriate connections. Exposition is very clear and the discourse is well structured: 28-30

-Responses in depth to questions, shows excellent command and critical sense in making appropriate connections. Exposition demonstrates considerable ownership and fluency of language: 30 cum laude

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