Art and Literature

Course Information
TitleΤέχνη και Λογοτεχνία / Art and Literature
Title in FrenchLittérature et Art
SchoolFrench Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280011602

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • French (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Familiarization of students to the interaction between literature and different forms of Art
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The aim of this course is to examine the relation between Literature and other forms of Art, such as painting, music, sculpture, etc. During this semester we'll focus on the impact of cinema on Literature and vice-versa SYLLABUS 1. General introduction: interaction between music / the graphic arts that have influenced / inspired literary works. Examples. 2. Examples of multi-faceted writing in the Nouveau Roman: influence of painting in Le Jardin des Plantes by Claude Simon, theatrical aspect of Pour un oui ou pour un non by Nathalie Sarraute, the role of photography in La Jalousie by Alain Robbe-Grillet 3. The influence of photography in Alain Robbe-Grillet’s trilogy, Les Romanesques 4. The influence of painting in Alain Robbe-Grillet’s trilogy, Les Romanesques 5. Cinematic techniques (e.g. vertical plans, zoom, etc.) used in descriptions. Extracts from La Modification (M. Butor), Les Gommes (Robbe-Grillet), L’Amant (M. Duras) 6. Cinematic structure in Alain Robbe-Grillet’s trilogy, Les Romanesques 7. Cinematic techniques used in Alain Robbe-Grillet’s trilogy, Les Romanesques 8. Presentations of French literary works (such as L’Astrée, Les Misérables, Germinal, Betty, Mme Bovary, Cyrano, etc.) that have become movies. 9. Presentations 10. Presentations 11. Presentations 12. Presentations 13. Presentations
Literature, Arts
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment702.8
Written assigments180.7
Film projections200.8
Student Assessment
Presentation during classes plus oral exam at the end of term
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Elisabeth Mamakouka, "Instantanes et jeux de miroirs", University Studio Press, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2010
Additional bibliography for study
Yasmina Reza, "Art", 1998
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