Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
Chronological survey of all French literature of the period under consideration. The course takes care to supply historical reference points (continuities, relationships, changes, distinct shifts) and to show literature in relation to its cultural, political, social and religious contexts. It alternates between the presentation of overall features (identification of literary currents, development of literary genres) and the presentation of specific texts.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
Situate literature in its different contexts (historical and formal); master the main lines of its development.
Course operates from the perspective of a literary history that is culturally and politically contextualised. The subject matter is approached through literary genres ( theatre, the novel, poetry, the essay and others); the conceptual and vocabulary tools needed to analyse each of them are highlighted. More specifically, students' attention is drawn to the material conditions of the production and diffusion of the works in question. There is also an examination of the critical issues involved in the periodisation of literature and, consequently, of the methods of literary history.
Pour 2020-2021, le programme des lectures obligatoires sera précisé dans le courant du premier quadrimestre.
Faculty or entity
Title of the programme
Bachelor in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures
Minor in Literary Studies
Bachelor in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General
Master  in History of Art and Archaeology: Musicology
Minor in French Studies
Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General