French Literature III: Novel

Course Information
TitleΓαλλική Λογοτεχνία ΙΙΙ: Μυθιστόρημα / French Literature III: Novel
Title in FrenchLittérature française III : le roman jusqu'à la Révolution française
SchoolFrench Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280006365

Programme of Study: UPS of French Language and Literature (2010-today)

Registered students: 173
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course535

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
1. Α (Α-Μ) Μακροπούλου Μ.Maria Makropoulou
2. Β (Ν-Ω) Μαμακούκα-Κουκουβίνου Ε.Elisavet Mamakouka-Koukouvinou
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
Course Category
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • French (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Training on the study of texts of the French novel production Improvement of the reading and writing comprehension and expression Familiarization with the basic terminology/jargon of literary analysis Elementary study of the French literary history Personal understanding and interpretation of different literary texts Capacity to distinguish different types of texts as well as stylistic characteristics
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course focuses on the French novel production over the centuries, combining the history of literature with poetic issues. It consists of a historical itinerary of French novel production from the Middle Ages until the French Revolution. Its aim is to train students on the particularities of this specific production, i.e. evolution and modification of the genre, structure vs. sense, novel components, etc. The study of representative extracts and the learning of specific terms necessary for the study of a novel are included in the syllabus of this course. SYLLABUS 1. General introduction: evolution of the French novel, terminology 2. Different types of novels 3. The medieval novel 4. The 16th century novel 5. François Rabelais 6. Early 17th century novel a) pastoral and heroic novels 7. Early 17th century novel b) comic novels and short stories 8. Late 17th century novel c) Mme de La Fayette, histoires secrètes, utopie. 9. Late 17th century novel d) Télémaque and different kinds of fairy-tales 10. Early 18th century novel a) Montesquieu, Marivaux 11. Early 18th century novel b) Prévost, Lesage 12. Late 18th century novel a) The philosophical novel 13. Late 18th century novel b) The liberal spirit.
novel, history, literature, poetry
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Interactive excersises
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Power-point, audiovisual material through P/C (projections, etc.)
Course Organization
Reading Assigment682.7
Film projections251
Student Assessment
Final written exam (duration: 2,5 hrs)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Marthe Robert, Roman des origines et origines du roman, Paris, Grasset, 1972. Mikhaïl Bakhtine, Esthétique et théorie du roman, Paris, Gallimard, 1975-78. Georges Lukacs, La théorie du roman, Paris, Gonthier, 1963. Pierre Chartier, Introduction aux grandes théories du roman, Paris, Armand Colin 2007. Girard René, Mensonge romantique et vérité romanesque, Paris, Grasset, 1961. Bourneuf Roland, Ouellet Réal, L'Univers du roman, Paris, PUF, 1972 Vincent Jouve, La Poétique du roman, Paris, Armand Colin, 2007. Michel Raimond, Le Roman, Armand Colin, 2002. Henri Coulet, Le roman jusqu’à la Révolution, Paris, Armand Colin, 2 volumes, 1967-196 Collection littéraire Lagarde-Michard (Moyen Age, XVIème s., XVIIème s., XVIIIème s.) Paris, Bordas.
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