Introduction to francophone literature

Course Information
TitleΕισαγωγή στη γαλλόφωνη λογοτεχνία / Introduction to francophone literature
Title in FrenchIntroduction à la Littérature Francophone
SchoolFrench Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280006430

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Weekly Hours3
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
• Familiarization with the whole dimension of Francophone literary production through the evolution of the French language-literature-culture • Noting that French is a linguistic instrument of other people • Development of the critical capacity to understand this literary phenomenon • Practice with the study of Francophone representative texts • Study of the phenomenon through a specific Francophone literature
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course focuses on the literary production of Francophone people who, through the French language, contribute to the formation of world culture. We will study in particular the birth, the stages, the theme, the currents and the evolution of the literary genres, in the French literature of a certain region and the "national" and personal writings that have been created. 1. Introduction to the concept of Francophonie 2. French-speaking Literature and French-speaking Writers (I) 3. French-speaking Literature and French-speaking Writers (II) 4. French-speaking Literature and French-speaking Writers (III) 5. Quebec's French-speaking Literature: Sources, Streams, and Ideologies 6. Text Study: Maria Chapdelaine by Louis Hémon 7. Text study: Menaud maître draveur by F.A. Savard 8. Postwar development in Literature and the Question of Identity 9. Text Study: Quebec Poetry 10. Text study: Tit-Coq by Gratien Gélinas 11. The novel after 1968. Acadie's Literature 12. Text Study: Les Têtes à Papineau by Jacques Godbout 13. Synthesis: features of Quebec Literature
Francophony, francophone author, plurilinguism, culture, globalization
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • 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
E-learning, PowerPoint, etc.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work100.4
Reading Assigment481.9
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities100.4
Written assigments401.6
Student Assessment
The evaluation of the course is done by written productions submitted electronically as well as an oral examination at the end of the semester with a gravity coefficient of two (2). The average of the two marks is the final grade.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΦPEPHΣ Γιώργος, Eισαγωγή στη Γαλλοφωνία. Πανόραμα γαλλόφωνων λογοτεχνιών (Bέλγιο, ελβετία, Kεμπέκ, Kαραϊβική, Μαύρη Αφρική, Μακγρέμπ, Μέση Ανατολή, Ινδικός ωκεανός, Ωκεανία, Ελλάδα). Θεσσαλονίκη, εκδ. Επίκεντρο/Παρατηρητής, 1999.
Additional bibliography for study
BENIAMINO Michel, GAUVIN Lise, Vocabulaire des études francophones. Les concepts de base, Limoges, Presses universitaires de Limoges, coll. : « Francophonie », 2005 BONN Charles (dir.), Littérature francophone, 1. Le roman, Paris, Hatier – AUPELF • UREF, 1997 DEPECKER Loïc, Les mots de la francophonie, Paris, éditions Belin, 1990 GAUDIN Lise, L'Ecrivain francophone à la croisée des langues, Paris/Montréal, Karthala, 1997 GUILLOUU Michel, La Francophonie, nouvel enjeu mondial, Paris, Hatier, 1993 JOUBERT Jean-Louis, LECARME Jacques, TABONE Éliane, VERCIER Bruno, Les Littératures francophones depuis 1945, Paris, Bordas, 1986 ROY Jean-Louis, Mondialisation, développement et culture. La Médiation francophone, Montréal, Hurtubise HMH, 1995 SABBAH Laurent, Écrivains français d'outre-mer, Paris, Ministère des Affaires étrangères • adpf, 1997 TÉTU Michel, La Francophonie. Histoire, problématique et perspectives, Paris, Hachette, 1988 TETU Michel, Qu'est-ce que la francophonie ?, Paris, Hachette-Edicef poche, 1997
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