L-LIN/03 - 9 CFU - 1° Semester

Teaching Staff

Email: fimpellizzeri@unict.it
Office: Via Orfanotrofio, 49 - 97100 Ragusa Ibla
Phone: 0932622761
Office Hours: martedì 10.30-12.30

Learning Objectives

This course is an introduction to 19th and 20th century French civilization, culture and literature. Various authors and works will be studied from different genres and the main literary movements that marked those centuries. Students will be provided with the linguistic, stylistic and critical tools suited to the analysis of anthological texts. Thanks to this course, students will be able to apply knowledge and understanding, make judgment, communicate and learn skills, in order to take up to Master’s Degree.

Course Structure

Detailed Course Content

This first part of the course will consist of a survey of 19th and 20th century French literature, with a particular focus on aesthetic movements and literatures that marked French culture and civilization, such as Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism, Symbolism, Surrealism, WWI and WWII literature, Existentialism. The main authors, genres and movements will be examined in context through the reading and analysis of some excerpts and texts.

Monographic course: Le dandy comme projection et médiation du Moi dans l’écriture romanesque du XIXème siècle | Du dandysme mondain au dandysme littéraire en France au XIXe siècle (1), Le dandysme dans l’univers romanesque du XIXe siècle (2), Les métamorphoses du dandy esthète fin de siècle (3) (6h)

Textbook Information

French history of literature and anthology

André LAGARDE et Laurent MICHARD (collection dirigée par), Les grands auteurs Français – Anthologie et histoire littéraire, Paris, Bordas.

tome V | XIXe siècle (pp. 7-12, 29-122, 153-220, 231-236, 303-344, 429-491, 517-528 = p. 284)

tome VI | XXe siècle (pp. 5-14, 36-54, 233-322, 371-381, 594-605, 701-739, 792-798 = p. 184)


Les genres littéraires – Les registres littéraires – Fiches de méthodes | Étude du texte littéraire – Figures de style – Vocabulaire littéraire : www.etudes-litteraires.com

Yves REUTER, L’analyse du récit, 3ème édition, Paris, Armand Colin, « 128 tout le savoir », 2016, 120 p.

Monographic course

Le dandy comme projection et médiation du Moi dans l’écriture romanesque du XIXème siècle (6h)

Karin BECKER, Le dandysme littéraire en France au XIXe siècle, Orléans, Éditions Paradigme, 2010, 182 p..

Honoré de BALZAC, Traité de la vie élégante (1830), Paris, Éditions Sillage, 2011, 77 p..

Please remember that in compliance with art 171 L22.04.1941, n. 633 and its amendments, it is illegal to copy entire books or journals, only 15% of their content can be copied.

For further information on sanctions and regulations concerning photocopying please refer to the regulations on copyright (Linee Guida sulla Gestione dei Diritti d’Autore) provided by AIDRO - Associazione Italiana per i Diritti di Riproduzione delle opere dell’ingegno (the Italian Association on Copyright).

All the books listed in the programs can be consulted in the Library.

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