Spring 2023 - FREN 245 D100

Introduction to Literary Studies (3)

Class Number: 1950

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    WMC 3517, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    FREN 222 (students with B+ in FREN 221 can take 222 concurrently with 245).

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An introduction to French literary studies with selected works in poetry and prose, including theatre. Attention will be given to methods of analysis. The course will be conducted in French. Students with credit for FREN 240 or 230 cannot take FREN 245 for further credit Breadth-Humanities.

COURSE DETAILS:

Ce cours offre une introduction aux études littéraires, avec des textes choisis dans différents genres, passant par la poésie, le théâtre, ainsi que le roman, le conte et de brefs récits avec leurs éléments romanesques. Les lectures s’arrêteront sur la spécificité de ces genres, l'image poétique, la notion de personnage, la description littéraire et, quand il y aura lieu, les dimensions sociales, historiques et politiques. Plusieurs méthodes d’analyse des textes seront présentées et acquises durant le cours. Les œuvres retenues ce trimestre, lues dans leur intégralité, vont du dix-neuvième siècle à l'époque contemporaine.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

Le cours permettra aux étudiants d’approfondir leur lecture des textes, d’étendre leurs habitudes de recherche en bibliothèque et en ligne, et de se familiariser avec les éléments constitutifs d’une composition dans le domaine des études littéraires. Les étudiants développeront aussi leurs aptitudes de collaboration avec des activités de groupe.

Grading

  • Examen de mi-trimestre 30%
  • Composition 35%
  • Essai en classe 20%
  • Participation aux activit├ęs et discussions de classe 15%

NOTES:

Les textes lus ce trimestre seront accompagnés d’une liste de questions pour leur étude à la maison et pour leur discussion durant le cours.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Jean Cocteau. La voix humaine [1930]. Paris: Stock, 2005. 9782234054448

Jean Echenoz. 14. Paris: Éditions de Minuit, 2012. 9782707322579

TEXTES DISPONIBLES SUR CANVAS:
Des poèmes de:

Charles Baudelaire   
Robert Desnos
Paul Éluard
Jacques Prévert
Arthur Rimbaud
Un conte et de brefs récits de:
Birago Diop
Henri Michaux
Gisèle Prassinos

RECOMMENDED READING:

Des lectures supplémentaires seront indiquées sur Canvas.

REQUIRED READING NOTES:

Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Code of Academic Honesty
The Department of French applies the university's policy and procedures governing matters of academic dishonesty in all French courses. Students registered in French courses are expected to respect the standards laid out in SFU's Code of Academic Honesty, published at the university website http://www.sfu.ca/policies/teaching/t10-02.htm. Evidence of any of the various forms of Academic Disonesty described in this policy document (section 3.0) will be dealt with accordingly to the specified Procedure and Penalties (section 5.0). Students should therefore read this policy document carefully.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity website http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the university community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html