Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student will be able to identify the different areas of Francophone litterature, to insert the authors into her context and will be encouraged to develop the issues within the texts
Medium-High average knowledge of french
Course contents summary
Migration and exile in contemporary French literature.
The course will explore the study of two Francophone texts of different areas and genres dealing with issues of migration and exile.
Jean-Claude Charles, De si jolies petites plages, mémoire d'encrier, Montréal, 2016 (1ere edition 1982)
Wajdi Mouawad, Incendies, Leméac/Actes Sud, 2009.
Altra bibliografia verrà fornita durante il corso
The course consists of lectures, during which the presentation of historical and literary contents will be supplemented by commentary and analysis of extracts from texts in the original language
Assessment methods and criteria
The knowledge acquired during the course will be assessed through an oral exam . Students will be asked to comment passages in the texts studied in the original language. The following knowledge and skills will be assessed: - knowledge about the authors and works covered in the course and their accurate insertion into historical and cultural contexts; - the ability to express content using the appropriate terminology of literary studies; - an adequate level in the ability to analyze and rework the basic contents in an autonomous way. A fail is determined by the absence, demonstrated by the student during the oral examination, of the ability to understand the basic contents of the course, the lack of autonomous preparation and the inability to solve problems related to information retrieval and the decoding of complex texts, as well as the formulation of independent judgments. A pass (18-23/30) is determined by the ability, demonstrated by the student, to have acquired the basic content of the course, a sufficient level of autonomous preparation, an acceptable ability to solve problems related to information retrieval and the decoding of texts, as well as the formulation of independent judgment. Middle-range marks (24-27/30) are assigned to those student who produce evidence of more than sufficient (24-25/30) or good (26-27/30) levels in the evaluation indicators listed above. Upper-end marks (from 28/30 to 30/30 cum laude) are awarded on the basis of the demonstration of a very good to an excellent level in the evaluation indicators listed above