French Literature I : Poetry

Course Information
TitleΓαλλική Λογοτεχνία Ι: Ποίηση / French Literature I : Poetry
Title in FrenchLittérature française I : poésie
SchoolFrench Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280006350

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • French (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will have • obtained knowledge on the French poetic history and evolution • become familiar with the basic terminology/jargon of literary analysis • gained the capacity to distinguish between different currents, tendencies and poetical movements as well as stylistic characteristics and devices • reinforced their research, critical and analytical skills • become familiar with pedagogical techniques for approaching critical and literary texts as well as composing and presenting ideas and arguments.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • 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 proposes a panoramic overview of French poetry throughout the centuries, combining a historical with a stylistic/poetical approach: evolution and transformations from the Middle Ages to 20th century avant-garde and contemporary poetry, poetical movements and tendencies, poetic codes, devices and techniques through a choice of representative poems of eminent French poets.
History of French poetry, Poetical movements, Poetic devices
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
E-class, e-mail, links and websites relative to the course, etc.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment702.8
Student Assessment
Final written exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΜΑΡΙΑ ΛΙΤΣΑΡΔΑΚΗ, Ποίηση και Φιλοσοφία. Από την 'παλαιά διαμάχη' στη σύγχρονη 'λυροσοφία', Θεσσαλονίκη, εκδ. Ρώμη, 2019.
Additional bibliography for study
BRUNEL P.-BELLENGER Y.- COUTY D.- SELLIER Ph.- TRUFFET M., Histoire de la littérature française, 2 tomes, Paris, Bordas, 1984. DARCOS X.-ROBERT J.-P.-TARTAYRE B., Moyen Âge-XXe , Paris, Hachette, 1987. FAUCONNIER Denis, À la découverte de la poésie, Paris, Ellipses, 2000. JARRETY Michel, La poésie française du Moyen Âge au XXe siècle, Paris, PUF « Quadrige », 2007. JOUBERT Jean-Louis, Genres et formes de la poésie, Paris, A. Colin, 2003. LAGARDE André- MICHARD Laurent, Moyen Âge – XXe siècle, Paris, Bordas, 1986.
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