Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2016/2017
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
Disciplinary sector: 
FRENCH LITERATURE (L-LIN/03)
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
6
Year of study: 
3
Teachers: 
DIGLIO CAROLINA
Cycle: 
Second semester
Hours of front activity: 
48

Language

Italian

Course description

Objectives of instruction
The argumentative focus of the course is constituted by the theme of the immigrant, which is already at the center of a vast and stormy mass media debate, in which, however, the awareness that the immigrant is a natural and legal person is not always grasped, with an economic and political history behind him, which is a matter of exclusion. The course aims to analyze the theme of the immigrant in its multiple facets, from the motivations that lead him to leave his country of origin to the difficulties he encounters in the host country.
Indeed, when an immigrant arrives in a European country, he/she already has a history and a culture, with its traditions, made up of precious ideals but also of dangerous stereotypes, rooted in the depths of his/her personality. The problem therefore arises for him/her to have to answer, on the one hand, to the traditions of his/her people and, on the other hand, as a legal person, to the laws of the host country. This problem finds expression in a vast literary production in French.

Knowledge and understanding
The student will have to prove that he knows the French-speaking reality and the main instances of conflict that are currently underway.

Applying knowledge and understanding
Students will demonstrate the ability to recognize the main themes of the texts studied and to know how to investigate them in a multicultural perspective.

Making judgments
The student will demonstrate knowledge of how to locate different genres and themes.

Communication
Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate in a clear and appropriate to the topics being studied.

Lifelong learning skills
The student must demonstrate a good capacity of learning and application of acquired notions.

Prerequisites

Any prerequisite. The course is carried out in Italian and will allow even beginners students in French language an appropriate approach to Francophone language and culture.

Syllabus

Suggested reading
This material should be studied in detail:
- Fouad Laroui, Un anno con i francesi, Roma, Del Vecchio Editore, 2015.
- Michel Houellebecq, Sottomissione, Milano, Bompiani, 2015.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun, Partire, Torino, Einaudi, 2005.
- Material available on the moodle platform (history of Morocco, life of Tahar Ben Jelloun, essay "Le città euro-mediterranee: miraggi e ossessioni").

For more information, we recommend that you read the following basic texts:
AA. VV., Les littératures francophones depuis 1945, Paris, Bordas, 1986.
Charles Bonn (sous la dir. de), Littératures des immigrations : un espace littéraire émergent, Littérature des immigrations : Exils croisés, 2 vol., Paris, L’Harmattan, 1995.
Charles Bonn, Xavier Garnier (sous la dir. de), Littérature francophone : le roman, Paris, Hatier, 1997.
Christine Albert, L’immigration dans le roman francophone contemporain, Paris, Karthala, 2005.

I module (24h):
- The concept of migration;
- The history of migration;
- Islam and Islamism;
- The French situation from 1950;

II module (24h):
- Text analysis.

Teaching Methods

The course will take place through lectures and use of material available on the moodle platform of the University and in the teacher's personal page. The course will alternate traditional lectures with seminars devoted to the analysis of more specific texts.

Textbooks

This material should be studied in detail:
1. Fouad Laroui, Un anno con i francesi, Roma, Del Vecchio Editore, 2015.
2. Michel Houellebecq, Sottomissione, Milano, Bompiani, 2015.
3. Tahar Ben Jelloun, Partire, Torino, Einaudi, 2005.

Learning assessment

Oral exam in Italian. The exam will test the critical analysis and the ability to present the themes, literary and civilization aspects presented during the course.
The final grade is attributed to the degree of knowledge of the subjects studied and to the ability of the student to communicate about them.

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