The "Nouveau Roman"

Course Information
TitleΤο νέο μυθιστόρημα / The "Nouveau Roman"
Title in FrenchLe nouveau roman
SchoolFrench Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280006410

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
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
-Students will become familiar with the evolution, terminology and techniques of the New Novel -They will get to know each author's style
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course concerns the authors that represent the French “Nouveau Roman” (late 50ies to the 90ies), such as Alain Robbe-Grillet, Marguerite Duras, Michel Butor, etc. Techniques, characteristics, etc. will be studied through various short extracts. SYLLABUS 1. Definition and general introduction on the “Nouveau Roman” (socio-historical context, features) 2. The “Nouveau Roman” objections regarding the traditional novel. 3. Particular features and narrative techniques of the “Nouveau Roman” 4. Michel Butor and La Modification (presentation of the author and the novel) 5. La Modification; subjects and extracts 6. Marguerite Duras and Moderato Cantabile (presentation of the author and the novel and extracts) 7. M. Duras : L’après-midi de M. Andesmas, La Maladie de la Mort (presentation of the novels and extracts) 8. Robert Pinget and Quelqu’un (presentation of the author and the novel and extracts) 9. Robert Pinget: Monsieur Songe (presentation of the novels and extracts) 10. Alain Robbe-Grillet and La Jalousie (presentation of the author and the novel and extracts) 11. A. Robbe-Grillet: Les Gommes, Djinn (presentation of the novels and extracts) 12. Nathalie Sarraute and Tropismes, Les Fruits d’Or (presentation of the author and the novels and extracts) 13. Claude Simon ang La Route des Flandres, L’Acacia (presentation of the author and the novels and extracts)
new novel, narrative, techniques
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
Quite often, during or after class, projections of various films, film extracts, interviews, etc., based on "New Novels" take place.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment632.5
Written assigments200.8
Film projections251
Student Assessment
Evaluation: 40% oral presentation, on the day of the examination, of a subject from a "New Novel" book (chosen previously after consulting the professor)+ 60% oral examination of various literary subjects studied during the academic term.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Λίζα Μαμακούκα, "Instantanes et jeux de miroirs". Les enjeux narratifs d'une autobiographie insolite:Les Romanesques d'Alain Robbe-Grillet.
Additional bibliography for study
Διάφορα κείμενα συγγραφέων του Νέου Μυθιστορήματος.
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