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CODE 65304
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/03
LANGUAGE French
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER Annual
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

AUTOBIOGRAPHIE ET ECRITURE DU MOI XXe SIÈCLE

The course proposes to cover the evolution and development of 20th-20th century French literature in relation to the development of the representation of the self. Always starting from the inclusion of the authors and works within the historical and cultural context that forms their backdrop, it addresses the figures, currents and main artistic and literary movements through the analysis of anthological passages, read and commented in class, taken from the most significant works. The syllabus includes at least four integral readings (6 CFU) and an additional one for 9 CFU. The material in the form of handouts will be available on aulaweb.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, students will know the general lines of the history of French literary culture in the XXth and XXIth century, with particular regard to the evolution of the narrative genre.  They will be able to read and understand texts in French and, by the use of narratological methods and tools, to interpret the works of the main authors, contextualizing them in the culture and historical period of reference.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Attendance and participation in the proposed training activities (frontal lessons and online activities, flipped classroom and task-based learning) and individual study will enable the student to:

- have a solid knowledge of the general lines of French cultural and literary history of the 20th and 21st centuries, with particular regard to narrations of the self;
- read, understand and analyse complex narrative and poetic texts of the 20th and 21st centuries;
- know how to use the basic methods and tools of narratological and stylistic analysis to interpret the works of the main authors;
- contextualising literary productions in the culture and historical period of reference
- develop group work strategies

The course aims to contribute to the achievement of the following Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda:

  • Goal 4. Provide quality, equitable and inclusive education and learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures during which multimedia tools and aids will also be used. Self-assessment, flipped classroom and task-based learning activities are planned. The performance of these activities will be assessed and may be worth up to a maximum of two extra points in the final grade.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

PROGRAMME FOR FREQUENT STUDENTS (frequency monitored - at least 75% attendance)    

1) Les formes des écritures du moi et leur développement.

2) Ecritures du moi au féminin.

3) La photographie et la narration du moi

During the 3 CFU extension (18 hours in the second semester) a number of case studies on specific photo-textual devices will be tackled (part 3)).

GROUP WORKSHOPS on the works read in full and on the contents of the course will take place throughout the duration of the course for attending students. A workshop on the creation of a group narrative will also be organised. Participation procedures and content will be explained in class and will be available on the aulaweb.

PROGRAMME FOR NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS

Non-attending students must obtain the teaching materials on aulaweb and study a literature textbook and 3 articles on autobiographical texts.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

All documents used during the lectures and other teaching materials will be available on Aulaweb.

Students must read four complete works (6CFU) or five (9CFU), the list will be avaiable on the course aulaweb.

The texts indicated below are suggested as support texts for attending students; non-attending students must compulsorily choose 2 textbooks: one from the History of French Literature and one from the Relations between Literature and Photography. The textbooks indicated must be used in relation to the subject of the course: Littérature et photographie au XXe-XXIe siècle: 

History of French Literature textbooks

  • Histoire de la France littéraire, Tome 3, « Modernités XIXe et XXe siècles », Paris, PUF, 2006
  • Histoire de la littérature française, Tome 8 – « De Zola à Apollinaire » et tome 9 « Du Surréalisme à l'empire de la critique », Paris, GF Flammarion.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

October 2024

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam will consist of an oral examination in French on the contents of the course, through questions formulated by the Commission.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

For attending students:
The candidate must choose an anthological extract unknown and will have 60 minutes to prepare it. Following the presentation of the contents of the text, at least one question will be asked to the candidate concerning the readings. In the assessment of the exam will be taken into account, as well as the knowledge of the program to be performed (topics covered in class, reading and analysis of texts proposed during lessons, materials made available on the platform aulaweb and readings of the full texts), also of the exhibition capacity and accuracy in the use of the specific language of the discipline.
For non-attending students:
The candidate must demonstrate: to know the history of twentieth century French literature; to know the evolution of the novelin French literature during  the twentieth century ; to have carried out the readings of complete works and to be able to expose the contents, the literary and generic characteristics, the authorial and stylistic specificities. In the assessment of the exam will take into account, as well as the knowledge of the program to be carried out, also the exhibition capacity and accuracy in the use of the specific language of the discipline.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students who have regularly filed a certification of disability, DSA or other special educational needs are advised to contact both the contact person Prof. Sara Dickinson (sara.dickinson@unige.it) and the lecturer [or teacher] at the beginning of the course, in order to agree on teaching and examination methods that, while respecting the teaching objectives, take into account individual learning methods and provide suitable compensatory tools.