FRENCH LITERATURE I
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to provide a knowledge of certain general lines in the evolution of literary genres in nineteenth-century France in relation to the issues of marriage and of the female condition. The texts read will be supplemented by passages, in poetry and in prose, taken from the Beaubourg literary history-anthology (vol. II a).
Course contents summary
Marriage and adultery in nineteenth-century French literature
Against the background of nineteenth-century literary history, certain literary works in which the issues of marriage and adultery are particularly important will be analysed the drama Antony by Alexandre Dumas (1831), Madame Bovary by Flaubert (1857) and Thérèse Raquin by Zola (1867)
The course is aimed at first-year foreign language students and students of other degree courses, and corresponds to 5 learning credits.
Students from other degree courses who wish to obtain 10 learning credits in French Literature may use it as module A and attend, as module B, the French Literature II course, held in the second semester.
Bertini et alii, Beaubourg, vol. 2 A , Einaudi Scuola, Milano;
Alexandre Dumas, Antony, Folio Théatre or, in the Italian translation, Lisi, Taranto;
G. Flaubert, Madame Bovary, Classiques de Poche o Folio, or, in the Italian translation, Garzanti;
E. Zola, Thérèse Raquin, Larousse, or, in the Italian translation, Garzanti.
Beginner students can substitute Beaubourg with P. Brunel, Storia della letteratura francese, XIX-XX secolo, CIDEB, Rapallo.