French Literature 2 (for second-year students)

International Teaching French Literature 2 (for second-year students)

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DEPARTMENT OF HUMANISTIC STUDIES
EQF6
FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES
2021/2022

YEAR OF COURSE 2
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2016
SECONDO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
954LESSONS
Objectives
THIS COURSE INVOLVES A GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO THE EVOLUTION OF FRENCH DRAMA AND THEATRICAL PRACTICES. THROUGH THE ANALYSIS OF ANTHOLOGICAL TEXTS AND THE READING OF PLAYS, STUDENTS WILL BE INITIATED TO THE STUDY OF FRENCH THEATRICAL LITERATURE

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
- LEARN ABOUT THE EVOLUTION OF FRENCH DRAMATIC GENRES
- LEARN ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT OF THEATRICAL PRACTICES IN FRANCE
- KNOW THE MAIN AESTHETIC AND LITERARY MOVEMENTS OF FRENCH MODERNITY
- UNDERSTAND THE MAIN FEATURES OF A PLAY AND ITS DRAMATURGICAL STRUCTURE
- UNDERSTAND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TEXT AND PERFORMANCE IN AN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
-ABILITY TO APPLY LITERARY CRITICISM TO ANALYSE DRAMATIC WORKS
-USE THE KNOWLEDGE ACQUIRED IN THE FIELD OF LITERATURE TO MANAGE ISSUES RELATING TO LINGUISTIC AND CULTURAL EXCHANGES AND TO THE RECEPTION, DISSEMINATION AND PROMOTION OF CULTURAL PRODUCTS IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

MAKING JUDGEMENTS
-HAVE A CRITICAL AND PERSONAL APPROACH TO PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SOURCES
-BE ABLE TO RECOGNIZE A SPECIFIC CULTURAL PRODUCT AND PLACE IT IN THE CORRECT HISTORICAL-LITERARY CONTEXT

COMMUNICATION SKILLS
-ORGANIZE A COMPLEX DISCOURSE (BOTH IN WRITTEN AND ORAL FORM) ABOUT PROBLEMS, AUTHORS AND WORKS IN THE SYLLABUS, USING EXAMPLES FROM THEATRICAL LITERATURE THAT REINFORCE THEIR VALIDITY AND EXPLAIN THEIR COMPLEX OPERATIONS

LEARNING SKILLS
-USE TRADITIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND ONLINE DATABASES
-CONTINUOUS UPDATING OF KNOWLEDGE THROUGH TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE AND THE CORRECT IT TOOLS
Prerequisites
STUDENTS MUST HAVE PASSED THE FOLLOWING EXAMS: FRENCH LITERATURE 1 AND FRENCH LANGUAGE 1.
Contents
INTRODUCTION TO MEDIEVAL THEATRE
INTRODUCTION TO RENAISSANCE THEATRE
FRENCH XVIITH CENTURY DRAMA
CORNEILLE
RACINE
MOLIÈRE
THEATRE IN THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT
DIDEROT
THE ROMANTIC REVOLUTION
VIGNY AND OTHELLO
INTRODUCTION TO 20TH CENTURY THEATRE
Teaching Methods
TEACHER-LED CLASSES IN FRENCH AND ITALIAN. COOPERATIVE ANALYSIS OF EXTRACTS FROM THE DRAMATIC TEXTS INCLUDED IN THE SYLLABUS. DISCUSSION OF THE CRITICAL WORKS LISTED IN THE SYLLABUS. STUDENTS ARE WARMLY INVITED TO ATTEND.
Verification of learning
FINAL ORAL TESTING. PART OF THE ORAL TESTING IS IN FRENCH. FOREIGN STUDENTS CAN TAKE THE OTHER PART IN ITALIAN, FRENCH, ENGLISH OR SPANISH
ALL THE STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED FLUENCY IN THE EXPOSITION OF SPECIFIC CONCEPTS, ABILITY OF ORGANIZING A COMPLEX SPEECH ABOUT PROBLEMS, AUTHORS AND WORKS DISCUSSED IN THE COURSE. STUDENTS’ ABILITY OF SPEAKING ABOUT THE MAIN THEMES OF FRENCH DRAMA’S EVOLUTION AND ANALYSING LITERARY TEXTS WILL ALSO BE TESTED. THE KNOWLEDGE OF CRITICAL WORKS/ESSAYS LISTED IN THE PROGRAMME IS ALSO NEEDED. LITERARY WORKS MUST BE READ IN FRENCH.

THE EVALUATION WILL TAKE INTO ACCOUNT :
- THE QUALITY OF PRESENTATION, CORRECT USE OF APPROPRIATE SCIENTIFIC LANGUAGE
- THE QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF INFORMATION
- THE ABILITY TO CREATE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN DIFFERENT TOPICS BOTH IN AND OUTSIDE OF THE PROGRAMME
- INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT
STUDENTS ACHIEVE THE MAXIMUM MARK IF THEY ARE ABLE TO DEAL WITH ORIGINAL (OR NOT EXPRESSLY DEALT WITH IN CLASS) TOPICS AND TO PRESENT THEIR CONSIDERATIONS USING EXAMPLES TAKEN FROM WORKS EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT EXPRESSLY INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME.

ATTENDING STUDENTS CAN TAKE ONE OPTIONAL WRITTEN PARTIAL BEFORE THE FINAL ORAL EXAM. THE OUTCOME OF THE PARTIAL CORRESPONDS TO AN ASSESSMENT WITH COMMENTS ABOUT THE STUDENT'S WORK. THE FINAL MARK (OUT OF 30) IS GIVEN DURING THE ORAL EXAM (FINAL). THE PARTIAL IS VALID FOR ONE ACADEMIC YEAR. AFTER THAT PERIOD STUDENTS MUST STUDY AGAIN THE ENTIRE PROGRAMME FOR THE FINAL ORAL EXAM.
Texts
CRITICAL AND HISTORICAL WORKS:

O.G. BROCKETT, HISTORY OF THE THEATRE, PEARSON, 2013, PP. 169-189

P. FRANTZ, S. MARCHAND, (ED.), LE THÉÂTRE FRANÇAIS DU XVIIIE SIÈCLE, PARIS, ÉDITIONS L’AVANT-SCÈNE THÉÂTRE, 2009, PP. 14-48

W.A. MOULD, “THE ‘INNOCENT STRATEGÈME’ OF RACINE'S ANDROMAQUE.” THE FRENCH REVIEW, VOL. 48, NO. 3, 1975, PP. 557–565. JSTOR, WWW.JSTOR.ORG/STABLE/388244.

H. LAPLACE-CLAVERIE, S. LEDDA, F. NAUGRETTE (ED.), LE THÉÂTRE FRANÇAIS DU XIXE SIÈCLE, ÉDITIONS L’AVANT-SCÈNE THÉÂTRE, 2008, PP. 125-160

R. ABIRACHED (ED.), LE THÉÂTRE FRANÇAIS DU XXE SIÈCLE, ÉDITIONS L’AVANT-SCÈNE THÉÂTRE, 2011, PP. 196-202

M. CAMBIEN, "SOUS LE MASQUE DE SHAKESPEARE : VIGNY 'TRADUCTEUR'", IN ROMANTISME, 1993, N°79. MASQUES. PP. 3-13, HTTPS://WWW.PERSEE.FR/DOC/ROMAN_0048-8593_1993_NUM_23_79_6184.


PLAYS:

J. RACINE, ANDROMAQUE, IN ID., THÉÂTRE ET POÉSIE, ED. G. FORESTIER, PARIS, GALLIMARD, BIBLIOTHÈQUE DE LA PLÉIADE, 1999.

P. CORNEILLE, LE CID, ED. C. BIET, PARIS, LE LIVRE DE POCHE, 1986 (E SUCCESSIVE)

MARIVAUX, L'ÎLE DES ESCLAVES, PARIS, GALLIMARD, FOLIOPLUS, 2004.

VIGNY, LE MORE DE VENISE, IN ID., THÉÂTRE COMPLET, ED. S. LEDDA ET L. SABOURINN, PARIS, CLASSIQUES GARNIER, 2018, PP. 105-332.

SELECTED PASSAGES FROM MOLIÈRE’S THEATRE.

NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS MUST STUDY ONE SUPPLEMENTARY BOOK FROM THIS LIST:

M. GREENBERG, RACINE: FROM ANCIENT MYTH TO TRAGIC MODERNITY. NED - NEW EDITION ED., UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS, 2010.

P. FRANTZ, L’ESTHÉTIQUE DU TABLEAU DANS LE THÉÂTRE DU XVIIIE SIÈCLE, PARIS, PUF, 1998
F. NAUGRETTE, LE THÉÂTRE ROMANTIQUE. HISTOIRE, ÉCRITURE, MISE EN SCÈNE, PARIS, SEUIL, 2001.
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INTRODUCTIONS AND CRITICAL APPARATUS OF THE EDITIONS LISTED IN THE SYLLABUS WILL BE PART OF THE ORAL TESTING.
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