|Course Code :||1016FLWTLF|
|Semester:||Semester: 2nd semester|
|Study load (hours):||112|
|Contract restrictions: ||No contract restriction|
|Language of instruction :||French|
|Exam period:||exam in the 2nd semester|
At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:
An active knowlegde of :A passive knowledge of :
Specific prerequisites for this course:
- General knowledge of the use of a PC and the Internet
Students have a basic literary culture, on a historical and theoretical level.
2. Learning outcomes
Students will be able to map out the problematics of French war narrative in the 20th century, in its poetical and ideological dimension.
3. Course contents
War stories are trivial and difficult to conceive of at the same time. Man has always written war narrative - at least since Homer's Iliad - but it raises a lot of interesting questions. For example, how does one concede an artistic pattern to an experience of radical destabilisation of reality? How do you give shape to an absence of shape? Is there an esthetics of war narrative? We will also tackle questions of a more ideological nature, for example: what kind of meaning does literature give to the war experience? Is it possible to write pacifist novels? These and other questions will be asked about three important French war narratives.
4. Teaching method
Class contact teaching: LecturesSeminarsTutorials
Personal work: Assignments:IndividuallyPaper: Individually
5. Assessment method and criteria
Examination: Written with oral presentation
Continuous assessment: Participation in classroom activities
Written assignment: With oral presentation
6. Study material
Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Voyage au bout de la nuit, Folio.
Roland Dorgelès, Les croix de bois, Livre de poche.
Robert Merle, Week-end à Zuydcoote, Folio.
Alice Ferney, Dans la guerre, J'ai lu.
The following study material can be studied on a voluntary basis:
Martin Hurcombe, Novelists in conflict, Amsterdam/Atlanta, Rodopi, 2004.
Jean Kaempfer, Poétique du récit de guerre, Paris, José Corti, 1998.
Luc Rasson, Ecrire contre la guerre. Littérature et pacifismes, Paris, L'Harmattan, 1997.
7. Contact information
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