Course Description

Course Name

Portraits of Authors, Portraits of the Era, from the 19th Century to Today

Session: VPRS1121

Hours & Credits

15 Contact Hours

Prerequisites & Language Level

Note: A placement exam will be required when you arrive on site.

High Intermediate

  • Prior to enrolling in courses at this language level, students must have completed or tested out of a minimum of three semesters (or five quarters) at the college level.

Advanced

  • Prior to enrolling in courses at this language level, students must have completed or tested out of a minimum of four semesters (or six quarters) at the college level.

Overview

Through artistic and literary figures who have marked their generation from the nineteenth to the twentieth century, this series of lectures focuses on literature and art and their relationship to history

Program by session:

1- Alfred de Musset, between the pure and the impure

2- George Sand, between passion (s) and wisdom

3- Guy de Maupassant, between light and shadow

4- Camille Claudel, an artist ahead of her time?

5- Guillaume Apollinaire, between memories and future

6- The Dada movement, surrealism and Louis Aragon

7- Raymond Queneau, poetics in the modern novel in the 20th century (Part I)

8-7- Raymond Queneau, poetics in the modern novel in the 20th century (Part II)

9- Jacques Prévert, the generous anarchist

10- Françoise Sagan, the charming little monster

objectives
- To transmit literary and historical knowledge on France from the 19th to the present day
- Give the students the desire to discover the authors and their writings

Pedagogical approach

Through period documents, literary excerpts, audio or video, students are invited to enter into the intimacy of the artistic creation process of the personalities evoked, in connection with their time, of which they are both witnesses and transitional artisans. The conference is partly in CM, another in the exploitation of authentic documents and another in interaction, with the idea of ​​weaving a network of more complex relations between the story presented here and the echoes it may have had. elsewhere, in other contexts.

Preferred supports
During the conference:
- Visual supports
- Excerpts from literary works

After the session:
- Conference mime
- Bibliographic information
- Reading tips / movies

*Course content subject to change