FRENCH LITERATURE II
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The Course aims at introducing students to the analysis of Charles Baudelaire's poetic collection "Les Fleurs du Mal", in connection with the context of the second part of the Nineteenth Century French Literature
In particular, at the end of the Course students should be able to:
- know and illustrate the main tendencies of French poetry in relation to Baudelaire's "Les Fleurs du Mal";
- read, translate and analyse from the rethorical, prosodic and thematic point of view the lyrics of the "Fleurs du Mal", analysed by the Professor;
- read, translate and analyse in a personal and critical way the lyrics of "Les Fleurs du Mal" by Charles Baudelaire that have not been analysed by the Professor.
To follow fruitfully the Course, which will be taught entirely in French, students should have a B2 in French Language (European Linguistic Framework).
Course contents summary
The Course will tackle the study of the poetic collection by Charles Baudelaire "Les Fleurs du Mal", explaining the connexions with the main poetic and literary movements of the Second Half of the XIXth century.
CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, "Les Fleurs du Mal", Paris, Edition de Claude Pichois, Coll. "Folio Classique", 2015;
JEAN-PIERRE BERTRAND, PASCAL DURAND, "Les poètes de la modernité. De Baudelaire à Apollinaire", Paris, Seuil, 2006;
ANTOINE COMPAGNON, "Baudelaire devant l'innombrable", Paris, PUPS - Presses Universitaires de Paris-Sorbonne, 2018.
MICHEL JARRETY (sous la direction), "La poésie française du Moyen Age au XXème siècle, Paris, PUF, 2017.
The didactic methods used during the Course will be:
- lessons in praesentia in French;
- use of slides;
- videos and other authentic materials.
Assessment methods and criteria
The students' acquisitions will be tested through an Oral Examination in French.
At the end of the Course, students should be able to:
- read, translate and explain in French, in a clear and fluent way, the various poetical texts analysed in reference to the different literary tendencies of the Second half of the XXth Century and to Charles Baudelaire's creative and biographical itinerary;
- recognize the most important rethorical and stylistic images, in reference to the lyric which is examined;
- explain the main themes of Charles Baudelaire's poetic vision, in reference to the analysed text;
- recognize the main poetic forms and techniques, used by Baudelaire in "Les Fleurs du Mal".