French 382 - Survey of Literature-2 (MWF 9-9:50). Completion of French 212 or departmental permission required. Prof. TennesseeBob Peckham (427E Humanities -Tel. 7424. Home 587-6562. e-mail: bobp@utm.edu)



Media - All material will either be linked to our course web site:

http://fmc.utm.edu/~rpeckham/f382.html

or come from photocopies of copyright-free printed material. Students using the web site should work from computers with the latest version of "RealAudio", to take advantage of audio files (usually readings of poems).

Goals - Students will learn effective ways to approach literary masterpieces by reading and studying a significantly wide variety of the best-known French and francophone literary works (poems, short stories, excerpts from novels, videos of plays) from the 19th and 20th centuries. They will examine the historical development in literary representation, from Romanticism to Realism, Naturalism, Parnassianism, Symbolism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Existentialism, as well as more modern movements, at least one literary example from Québec, one from the Maghreb and one from a Sub-Saharan African country. They will know the the names and descriptions of major French literary genres in these centuries, and understand how the French refined a consciousness of their own literary history with a sense of artistic community, through literary cafés, salons, schools and movements. They will gradually acquire the skill of writing a French literary explication, as described in our WWW site (see TOOLS below).

Procedures - Classroom language will be mostly French, though I may use some English commonplaces and motifs as illustrations. Most frequently we will use use French question and answer, based both on preassigned recitational and spontaneous insight questions. Participants should be willing to work together as a group in certain activities. Any lectures will be brief and to the point. Some of our material will be experienced on videotape.Students are held responsible for accomplishing the appropriate "required outside reading" by the day of each century test, and they will be mastering the "Explication de Texte" tool as we discuss the literary works assigned for each class.

Grade Determination - tests on 19th and 20th century literature (400), written explication de texte (100), oral explication de texte (100), comprehensive final (200), project (100), class participation (100) for a total of 1000 points.

Attendance - MANDATORY, with 5 points removed for each unexcused absence over 3.

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TOOLS

Explication de Texte - FRENCH LITERARY ANALYSIS @ GLOBE-GATE
French Grammar Central
Leximagne - l'Empereur des pages dico @ Globe-Gate
Chronologie littéraire française 1848-1914
DIX-NEUF - ressources sur le dix-neuvième siècle
La France et les Français du dix-neuvième siècle
Fr382 Progressive Assignment Questionnaire for the 19th Century
Fr382 Progressive Assignment Questionnaire for the 20th Century


REQUIRED OUTSIDE READING

Textes introductifs - LITTERATURE (Gallica, BNF)
L'Affaire Dreyfus
GOLDMANN ET LA CRITIQUE LITTERAIRE MARXISTE (structuralisme génétique)
Parnasse
Auguste Comte et le positivisme
Note brève sur le Réalisme et sur le Naturalisme
La Création des éditions de la Nouvelle Revue française
Le romantisme
Salons littéraires, philosophiques et culturels
LE SURREALISME (avec un paragraphe sur le dadaïsme)
Le symbolisme


LESSON LIST

A17 introduction, explication de textes, deciphering proverbs, literary salons

A19

Le Salon de Madame de Staël
La Vie de Chateaubriand
François René de Chateaubriand (1768-1848), [extrait de "René"]

A21

Alphonse de Lamartine (1790- 1869)
Alphonse de Lamartine (1790-1869) - florilège

A24

GEORGE SAND ou la vie d'une femme exceptionnelle
Lettre de George Sand à Alfred De Musset
Réponse d'Alfred De Musset
Alfred de MUSSET (1810-1857)
Alfred de Musset, "Tristesse"

A26

Victor HUGO (Besançon,1802-Paris, 1885)
Victor Hugo, "Demain dés l'aube"
Victor Hugo, "Après la bataille"
Victor Hugo, "Nuits de juin"
Victor Hugo, "La Source"

A28-31

Alfred de Vigny (1797-1863)
Alfred de Vigny, "La Colère de Samson"

S02

GERARD DE NERVAL (1808 - 1855)
"Le Monstre Vert"

S04

STENDHAL (Henri Beyle)
Stendhal, Le Rouge et le noir (1830) Chapitre 6: L'ennui

S09

José Maria de Heredia (1842-1905), "L'oubli"
José Maria de Heredia (1842-1905), "Sur le livre des amours de Pierre de Ronsard"

S11

Charles-Marie Leconte de Lisle (1818-1894), "Midi"
Charles-Marie Leconte de Lisle (1818-1894), "Le Dernier souvenir"
Théodore de Banville

S14

Stéphane Mallarmé - biographie (chronologie)
Stéphane Mallarmé (1842-1898), "Le vierge, le vivace et le bel aujourd'hui"
Lautréam ont, "Maldoror"

S16

Charles Baudelaire
Charles Baudelaire, "Correspondances"
Charles Baudelaire, "Harmonie du soir"
Charles Baudelaire, "Chant d'automne"
Charles Baudelaire, "L'Invitation au voyage"
Charles Baudelaire, "L'Invitation au voyage" (avec des notes détaillées)

S18

Biographie [Arthur Rimbaud]
Arthur Rimbaud (1854- 1891), "Sensation"
Arthur Rimbaud (1854- 1891), "Voyelles"
Arthur Rimbaud (1854- 1891), "Le Dormeur du val"

S21

Paul VERLAINE (Metz,1844-Paris,1896)
Paul Verlaine (1844-1896), "Colloque sentimental"
Paul Verlaine (1844- 1896), "Chanson d'automne"

S23

Biographie de Guy de Maupassant
Guy de Maupassant, "La Parure"

S25

Alphonse Daudet
Alphonse Daudet (1840-1897) - Centenaire (avec Lesttres de mon moulin)
Emile Zola, sa vie et son oeuvre

S28-007

Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880)
Gustave Flaubert, "Un coeur simple" (extrait de "Trois contes", 1877)

O09

Test on 19th Century

O12

Anna de Noailles un écrivain à publier
Anna de Noailles, "Il fera longtemps claire ce soir"
Marcel Proust: A short literary biography
Citations de Marcel Proust

O14

Biographie de Guillaume Apollinaire
Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918)
Guillaume Apollinaire "La colombe poignardée et le jet d'eau"
André Breton
Le Manifeste du Surréalisme

O16

Jacques Prévert, un poète en liberté
Prévert, Jacques "LES FEUILLES MORTES"
"Familiale",par Jacques Prévert (1900-1977)
Jacques Prévert, "Barbara"

O19

Henri Michaux - Biographie Succinte
UN CERTAIN PLUME + (video of dramatic interpretation)

O21-O23

Paul Valéry [biographie]
Paul Valéry , "Le cimetière marin"

O26

Biographie d'Antoine d'Albert Camus
Présentation->ch.1.1 de "l'Etranger" (2 pages)

O28

Colette
Simone de Beauvoir

O30

Biographie de Jean- Paul Sartre
Jean-Paul Sartre, "Huis clos, extrait"

N02

Biographie d'André Gide
André Gide LA SYMPHONIE PASTORALE (4 pages)

N04

Boris Vian Web
Marguerite Duras

N06

Cocteau multimédia: biographie et 1er chapitre "Les Enfants Terribles"
Yves Bonnefoy, "J'ai confiance,..."

N09

Raymond Queneau, Cent mille milliards de poèmes
Raymond Queneau, Un conte à votre façon

N11

Le site officiel de Saint-Exupery
Georges Perec

N13-N20

Biographie de Marcel Pagnol
La Gloire de mon père (présentation et 3 extraits) + version filmique

N23

Test on 20th century

N25

Tahar Ben Jelloun
Rev of Le racisme expliqué á ma fille
Written explication de texte due

N30

MAME YOUNOUSSE DIENG, de L'Ombre en Feu (Dakar, 1997)
Gilles Vigneault, "Gens du pays"
Anne Hébert, "Neige"
Aimé Césaire, "Pour saluer le Tiers-Monde - à Léopold Sédar Senghor

D03

La chanson et le film (TBA)
Oral explication de texte due

D08

Final Exam (7:45 A.M.)
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TennesseeBob Peckham
Director, the Globe-Gate Project
University of Tennessee-Martin

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