Francophone Cultures I

A.Y. 2020/2021
6
Max ECTS
40
Overall hours
SSD
L-LIN/03
Language
French
Learning objectives
Through a transdisciplinary approach, the course aims to give the students an extensive knowledge of the cultural practices in the main French-speaking areas. To this purpose, various media (literary texts, critical texts, images, videos) will be used to understand the cultural and transcultural dynamics set up in those areas.
Expected learning outcomes
The ability, through specific critical tools, to understand, analyse and compare different cultural phenomena, sociological dynamics of relationship, intercultural and transcultural connections. More specifically, the student should get a wider vision of the multiple diversity of contemporary society and develop possible answers to the issues that will arise during this socio-cultural research.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Teaching method
The lessons will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform, at the time indicated on the timetable of the first semester. The lessons will also be recorded for the students who are not able to be present at that time.

Programm
The programm does not change.

Exam and evaluation
The exam will be oral and will consist in a discussion in which the professor will ask the student to analyse literary texts and to make links with the course.
Course syllabus
Ce cours envisagera la diffusion, la reprise et les transformations du surréalisme français au sein du monde francophone. Le début du cours introduira les étudiants à l'approche de la "World Literature" et à ses concepts fondamentaux, puis se penchera sur l'avant-garde surréaliste telle qu'elle a été créée en France au début des années 1920. La suite du cours portera sur la diffusion de ce mouvement artistique en Belgique, en Martinique et en Afrique francophone. Pour bien saisir la manière dont la francophonie innove en reprenant ou en contestant des traits culturels provenant de France, nous nous pencherons sur des textes littéraires (Paul Nougé, Marcel Mariën, Christian Dotremont, Aimé Césaire, Tchikaya U Tam'si, etc.), des peintures (Magritte notamment), de la musique (André Souris) et sur des films produits dans la sphère francophone. Le cours vise en somme à montrer que la modernité francophone se définit de manière ambivalente par rapport à la France, en affirmant sa singularité par la « digestion » de certaines innovations culturelles françaises, tout en l'influençant en retour.
Prerequisites for admission
The prerequists are the following: capacity to analyse and understand literary texts.
Teaching methods
The lessons will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform, at the time indicated on the timetable of the first semester. The lessons will also be recorded for the students who are not able to be present at that time.
Teaching Resources
Programma Unità didattica 1:
Surréalismes pluriels (I)
Bibliografia e altri materiali didattici Unità didattica 1:
1) Anthologie du surréalisme belge. Textes réunis et présentés par Paul Aron et Jean-Pierre Bertrand, Bruxelles, Les Impressions nouvelles, coll. Espace Nord, 2015, 352 p.
2) Text excerpts distributed during class

Bibliografia e altri materiali didattici Unita' didattica 1 per non frequentanti
Oltre ai testi previsti per i frequentanti, gli studenti non frequentanti sono tenuti a studiare i seguenti testi:
1) Jean-Pierre Bertrand, Les 100 mots du surréalisme, Paris, PUF, Que sais-je
2) Numéro entier de la revue Textyles : https://journals.openedition.org/textyles/1836
3) Marcel Mariën, L'activité littéraire en belgique


Si invitano gli studenti NON FREQUENTANTI a contattare i docenti prima di sostenere l'esame.

Programma Unita' didattica 2:
Surréalismes pluriels (II)
Bibliografia e altri materiali didattici Unita' didattica 2:
1) Extraits des revues martiniquaises Légitime défense et Tropiques
2) Tchicaya U Tam'si, Les Méduses ou les orties de mer, Albin Michel.
Bibliografia e altri materiali didattici Unita' didattica 2 per non frequentanti
Oltre ai testi previsti per i frequentanti, gli studenti non frequentanti sono tenuti a studiare i seguenti testi:
1) Daniel Delas, « Modernité Tchicaya », Continents manuscrits [En ligne], 5 | 2015, mis en ligne le 15 octobre 2015, URL: http://journals.openedition.org/coma/572

2) Magali Renouf, Surréalisme africain et surréalisme français, Paris, L'Harmattan, 2015, p. 431.
Si invitano gli studenti NON FREQUENTANTI a contattare i docenti prima di sostenere l'esame.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam will be oral and will consist in a discussion in which the professor will ask the student to analyse literary texts and to make links with the course.
L-LIN/03 - FRENCH LITERATURE - University credits: 6
Lessons: 40 hours
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