FRENCH LITERATURE 4

International Teaching FRENCH LITERATURE 4

4322100124
DEPARTMENT OF HUMANISTIC STUDIES
EQF7
MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
2021/2022



YEAR OF COURSE 1
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2018
SECONDO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
945LESSONS
Objectives
THE COURSE IS CONCEIVED AS A RESEARCH SEMINAR ENHANCING PREVIOUSLY ACQUIRED SKILLS. IT IS DESIGNED TO FURTHER DEVELOP THE STUDENTS’ KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF FRENCH LITERATURE, OFFERING AN INITIATION TO RESEARCH ON A SPECIFIC THEME OR CHRONOLOGY

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
-BE AWARE OF THE MAIN CRITICAL POSITIONS REGARDING THE THEMES OF THE COURSE
-UNDERSTAND FRENCH LITERARY HISTORY
-LEARN IN DEPTH THE MAIN AESTHETIC-LITERARY MOVEMENTS OF FRENCH MODERNITY
-LEARN THE METHODOLOGIES TO ANALYSE LITERARY TEXTS, ALSO THROUGH THE STUDY OF THE CRITICAL DEBATE IN THE LITERARY AND CULTURAL FIELD

APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
-CARRY OUT RESEARCH ON LITERARY THEMES
-ANALYSE FROM THE PHILOLOGICAL POINT OF VIEW DIFFERENT TEXTUAL FORMS (MANUSCRIPTS, DOCUMENTS, ETC.) AND REFLECT ON THEIR POSSIBLE EDITION
-INDEPENDENTLY APPLY AND/OR DEVELOP CRITICAL TECHNIQUES AND APPROPRIATE METHODOLOGIES FOR THE ANALYSIS OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF TEXTS

MAKING JUDGEMENTS
-HAVE A CRITICAL APPROACH TO PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SOURCES
-DEVELOP AUTONOMOUS CRITICAL DISCOURSES SUPPORTED BY THE STUDY OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SOURCES

COMMUNICATION SKILLS
-ORGANIZE A COMPLEX DISCOURSE (BOTH WRITTEN AND ORAL) ABOUT PROBLEMS, AUTHORS AND WORKS, USING EXAMPLES FROM LITERATURE IN THE SYLLABUS THAT REINFORCE THEIR VALIDITY AND EXPLAIN THEIR COMPLEX OPERATIONS
-EXPRESS, IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE, PERSONAL CONSIDERATIONS AND REFLECTIONS ON THE TOPICS ADDRESSED IN THE COURSE

LEARNING SKILLS
-USE TRADITIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND ONLINE DATABASES
-CARRY OUT RESEARCH, UNDERSTAND AND INTERPRET COMPLEX LITERARY AND PARA-LITERARY TEXTS
-CONTINUOUS UPDATING OF KNOWLEDGE THROUGH TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE AND THE CORRECT IT TOOLS
Prerequisites
THIS IS AN ADVANCED CLASS. STUDENTS MUST HAVE PASSED THE FOLLOWING EXAMS: FRENCH LITERATURE 1, 2, 3; AND FRENCH LANGUAGE 1, 2, 3.
Contents
THIS COURSE IS CONCEIVED AS RESEARCH SEMINAR ON VOLTAIRE AND DIALOGUE D’IDÉES IN FRANCE. IT INCLUDES AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF 18TH CENTURY LITERATURE. THE COURSE INTENDS TO EXPLORE THE DIALOGICAL GENRE THROUGH THE ANALYSIS OF PARTICULARLY NOTEWORTHY WORKS FROM VOLTAIRE AND OTHER CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS. THE PROGRAMME FOCUSES ESSENTIALLY ON THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:

INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF FRENCH ENLIGHTENMENT
DIALOGUE, ENTRETIEN, CONVERSATION
DIALOGUE AS A LITERARY GENRE AND ITS MODELS
TYPES OF DIALOGUE IN FRENCH ENLIGHTENMENT
THE DIALOGUE IN VOLTAIRE'S WORKS
THEMES AND FORMS OF VOLTAIREAN DIALOGUES
FONTENELLE AND THE DIALOGUE DES MORTS
DIDEROT AND THE DIALOGUE BETWEEN AESTHETICS AND MORAL
SADE AND THE DIALOGICAL FORMS
Teaching Methods
TEACHER-LED CLASSES (45 HOURS IN FRENCH). ACTIVE LECTURE, INTERACTIVE LESSONS, COLLABORATIVE AND COOPERATIVE TASKS. STUDENTS ARE WARMLY INVITED TO ATTEND REGULARLY.
Verification of learning
FINAL ORAL TESTING IN FRENCH. 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 AND USE DIFFERENT CRITICAL APPROACHES. THE KNOWLEDGE OF CRITICAL WORKS/ESSAYS LISTED IN THE PROGRAMME IS ALSO NEEDED.
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 SUBMIT AND DISCUSS WITH THE OTHERS A RESEARCH PAPER COUNTING AS A PARTIAL. 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).
Texts
1 LITERARY WORKS:
VOLTAIRE, LE SONGE DE PLATON (1756); DIALOGUE ENTRE MARC-AURÈLE ET UN RECOLLET (1756); CONVERSATION DE LUCIEN, ÉRASME ET RABELAIS DANS LES CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES (1765); DICTIONNAIRE PHILOSOPHIQUE PORTATIF (ED.1767); L’A, B, C, DIALOGUE CURIEUX (1768); QUESTIONS SUR L’ENCYCLOPÉDIE (1771-1774); DIALOGUES D’ÉVÉMÈRE (1777).
FONTENELLE, NOUVEAUX DIALOGUES DES MORTS (1683); ENTRETIENS SUR LA PLURALITÉ DES MONDES (1686, 1724).
DIDEROT, JACQUES LE FATALISTE ET SON MAÎTRE (1765-1784)
SADE, LA PHILOSOPHIE DANS LE BOUDOIR (1795)
2 CRITICAL TEXTS
2.1 HISTORY OF LITTÉRATURE
SOPHIE MARCHAND, HISTOIRE LITTÉRAIRE DU XVIIIE SIÈCLE, PARIS, ARMAND COLLIN, 2014.
STÉPHANE PUJOL, “CONVERSATION”; ROLAND MORTIER, “DIALOGUE”, IN M. DELON (DIR.), DICTIONNAIRE EUROPÉEN DES LUMIÈRES, PARIS, PUF, 2007, PP. 300-304; 379-385
2.2 ON VOLTAIRE AND THE DIALOGUE (ATTENDING STUDENTS CHOOSE THREE ARTICLES OUT OF THE LIST)
STÉPHANE PUJOL, LES DIALOGUES : MISE AU POINT BIBLIOGRAPHIQUE ; GUILLAUME MÉTAYER, LE DIALOGUE, CHEZ VOLTAIRE, EST-IL UN GENRE ?; FRANÇOISE TILKIN, LE DIALOGUE PHILOSOPHIQUE COMME GENRE INSÉRÉ : LE CAS DES CONTES, ROLAND MORTIER, SINGULARITÉ DU DIALOGUE L’A, B, C ; JEAN DAGEN, ÉVHÉMÈRE À LA QUESTION : CERTITUDES VOLONTAIRES D’UN PHILOSOPHE IGNORANT, IN « REVUE VOLTAIRE », 5, 2005.
2.3 ON OTHER AUTHORS OF DIALOGUES (ATTENDING STUDENTS CHOOSE TWO ARTICLES OUT OF THE LIST):
JEAN DAGEN, RÉFLEXIONS SUR LES MONDES DE FONTENELLE, « LITTÉRATURES CLASSIQUES », 22, 1994, LA NOTION DE « MONDE » AU XVIIE SIÈCLE, PP. 127-144. HTTPS://WWW.PERSEE.FR/DOC/LICLA_0992-5279_1994_NUM_22_1_2193?Q=DIALOGUES+FONTENELLE#LICLA_0992-5279_1994_NUM_22_1_T1_0143_0000
PIERRE FRANTZ, DIALOGUE ET CONVERSATION SELON DIDEROT, « ÉTUDES THÉÂTRALES », 2004, 2-3 (N° 31-32), P. 36-45. URL : HTTPS://WWW.CAIRN.INFO/REVUE-ETUDES-THEATRALES-2004-2-PAGE-36.HTM

BÉATRICE DIDIER, SADE ET LE DIALOGUE PHILOSOPHIQUE. « CAHIERS DE L'ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONALE DES ÉTUDES FRANCAISES », 1972, N°24. PP. 59-74. WWW.PERSEE.FR/DOC/CAIEF_0571-5865_1972_NUM_24_1_1000

MICHEL DELON, « J’ABANDONNE MON ESPRIT À TOUT SON LIBERTINAGE. » DE DIDEROT À SADE OU DE LA MORALE À L’ESTHÉTIQUE, « REVUE DE LA BNF », 50, 2, 2015, PP. 38-45.
HTTPS://WWW.CAIRN.INFO/REVUE-DE-LA-BIBLIOTHEQUE-NATIONALE-DE-FRANCE-2015-2-PAGE-38.HTM
More Information
FURTHER READINGS FOR NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS:
ALL THE CRITCAL ARTICLES FROM THE READING LISTS ABOVE.
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