L-LIN/03 - 6 CFU - 2° Semester

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Learning Objectives

Students must acquire the critic competences for an analytical and comparative approach of the literary currents and of realia.

Students must be able to create hypertext and cultural links among writers, literary and artistic genres of the modern and contemporary French and Francophone world.

Detailed Course Content

Presentation and analysis of different types of literary and artistic genres on diachronic and synchronic levels. Pick out the evident and hidden dynamics on the construction of the text through a variety of different methods. (Especially aesthetic and translating approaches).

Textbook Information

A 2 CFU Arts and writing in the Nineteenth century

In–depth analysis of the historical, cultural and artistic-literary movements of the XIX and XX and the extrême contemporain in a comparative perspective.


Philippe Hamon, Imageries, Littératures et Images au XIXe siècle, Paris, Corti, 2001 (Ch. II, III, IV, IX)

Dominique Pety, Poétique de la collection, Paris, Presses Universitaires de Paris Ouest, 2010.

We recommend: H. Mitterand, Littérature. Textes et Documents, Paris, Nathan; Lagarde et Michard, Les grands auteurs français, Paris, Bordas; Brunel-Bellenger, Histoire de la littérature française, Paris, Bordas.

(Dossier with a selection of textes and documents)


B 2 CFU Contemporary francophone: Texts and Staging


José Pliya, Teatro 1990-2004. (Textes et traductions avec des inédits), Firenze, Olschki, 2007. (pp. 7-25/ 195-218/383-386)

Sylvie Chalaye, (a cura di) Afrique noire: écritures contemporaines; Théâtre/Public, n.158 (pp. 1-8/35-40/72-76/98-101).


C 2 CFU Translating images

Dalle Nouvelles orientales alle Novelle orientali: Marguerite Yourcenar e Maria Luisa Spaziani: Comment Wang-Fô fut sauvé, un fil rouge tra Arte e Scrittura, in “Agon”, n. 4, 2015, pp. 35-56.

Than-Vân Ton-That, New York, Traduzione di Alessandro Monachello, Vittoria, Baglieri editrice, 2015.


Both the course activities and the syllabus will be in French language. They consider the different educational purposes of the post-graduate courses in Comparative Languages and Literatures and in Modern Philology.



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