History of French Language

L-LIN/04 - 6 CFU - Annual Tuition

Teaching Staff


Learning Objectives

We will define the language reflection, during the Eighteen century.

We will then examine modern and contemporary French language peculiarities.

Course Structure


Detailed Course Content

We will examine the Eighteen Century language, from the Encyclopédie, the Liaisons dangereuses of Laclos, the Mariage de Figaro of Beaumarchais the revolutionary theatre and Le père Duchesne of Hébert. We will then define the rhetoric of french and francophone modern and contemporary literature.

Textbook Information

- Marilia Marchetti, Retorica e linguaggio nel secolo dei Lumi. Equilibrio logico e crisi dei valori, Roma, Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2002

- Laclos, Les Liaisons dangereuses

- Beaumarchais, Le Mariage de Figaro

- L'épreuve de langue française AU CAPES DE LETTRES MODERNES (Partie ANALYSE STYLISTIQUE), Cécile Narjoux, Olivier Bertrand, Antoine Gautier, Laurent Susini, ELLIPSES (2011)

- Introduction à l'analyse stylistique, Catherine Fromilhague, Anne Sancier-Château, ARMAND COLIN (2016).

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