FJ2A022 French Literature II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. PhDr. Petr Dytrt, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Katia Émilie V. Hayek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Petr Dytrt, Ph.D.
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
Knowledge of French at level C1 (CEFRL).
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 17 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The main aim of the course is to understand basic trends in the development of fr. a novel from the 16th to the 20th century.
Basic themes of lectures and seminars:
The notion of modernity and postmodernity, fr. prose in the light of modern / traditional and classical, modern and postmodern prose. Emphasis will be put on new narrative concepts and on ideological and axiological transformations during the given period.
In its first part, this lecture will attempt to put the notion of emodernity into historical perspective, as well as to list the various aspects of the thing in the various domains it has reached, finally leading to a general definition. reflecting the philosophico-social and historical side as well as the part of culture and literature.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to: - Identify and summarize important features of major periods of history fr. literature of the 20th century. ; - write an essay (dissertation) defining the basic aesthetic principles of this period based on an analysis of the works of compulsory reading;
- critically evaluate and analyze one selected work in a seminar paper.
  • 1) Introduction; The modern; Modernity and modernism; Modernity from the point of view of historical aesthetic consciousness
  • 2) Modernity after Baudelaire; Socio-historical modernity; The crisis of modernism as that of the avant-gardes; Critics of modernity and modernism
  • 3) The postmodern; The appearance of the notion; Genesis of the notion - a historical perspective; An international notion? The meaning of the term in America and France; Lexical issues;
  • 4) Analysis and commentary of the texts:
  • Modernité 1: XVIe s. - XVIIIe s.
  • 1. DIDEROT, Denis: Jacques le Fataliste et son maître (1796) 18e s 2. FURETIERE, Antoine: Le roman bourgeois (1666) 17e s. 3. LESAGE, Alain-René: Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane (1715-1735) 18e s 4. RABELAIS, François: Gargantua (La vie très horrifique du grand Gargantua, père de Pantagruel, jadis composée par M. Alcofribas abstracteur de quintessence. Livre plein de Pantagruélisme) (1534-1535) 16e s. 5. SCARRON, Paul: Le roman comique (1657) 17e s. 6. SOREL Charles: Le Berger extravagant (1627) 17e s.
  • Modernité 2: XIXe s. – ½ XXe s.
  • 1. CELINE, Louis-Ferdinand: Mort à crédit (1936) 20e s. 2. DES FORETS, Louis René: Le Bavard (1946) 20e s. 3. FLAUBERT, Gustave: L’Education sentimentale (1869) 19e s. 4. GIDE, André: Les Faux-Monnayeurs (1925) 20e s. 5. PROUST, Marcel: Jean Santeuil (1895/1952) 19e/20e s. 6. ROUSSEL, Raymond: Locus solus (1914) 20e s.
  • Modernité 3: 2/2 XXe s.
  • 1. BUTOR, Michel: Mobile (1962) 2. ECHENOZ, Jean: Le Méridien de Greenwich (1979) 3. MICHON, Pierre: Les vies minuscules (1984) 4. PEREC, Georges: W ou le souvenir d’enfance (1975) 5. BECKETT, Samuel: L’Innommable (1953) 6. TOUSSAINT, Jean-Philippe: La Télévision (1997)
    required literature
  • JOUVE, Vincent. Poétique du roman. 2e éd. Paris: Armand Colin, 2007. vii, 238. ISBN 9782200347086. info
  • LEPAPE, Pierre. Země literatury : od Štrasburských přísah do Sartrova pohřbu. Translated by Nora Obrtelová. Vyd. 1. Brno: Host, 2006. 519 s. ISBN 9788072942183. info
    recommended literature
  • Slovník francouzsky píšících spisovatelů. 1. vyd. Praha : Libri, 2002
  • COMPAGNON, Antoine. Les antimodernes : de Joseph de Maistre à Roland Barthes. [Paris]: Gallimard, 2016. 705 stran. ISBN 9782070469185. info
  • DYTRT, Petr. Antologie textů k francouzské literatuře 1. pol. 20. století (Anthology of 20th Century French literature I). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2014. 207 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-7057-8. Digitální knihovna FF MU info
  • DYTRT, Petr. Antologie textů k francouzské literatuře 2. pol. 20. století. 1. vydání. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2013. 210 stran. ISBN 9788021064843. URL info
  • COMPAGNON, Antoine. Démon teorie : literatura a běžné myšlení. Translated by Eva Sládková. Vyd. 1. Brno: Host, 2009. 328 s. ISBN 9788072943241. info
  • DYTRT, Petr, Jovanka ŠOTOLOVÁ and Ladislav VÁCLAVÍK. Současná francouzská literatura (Překlad z francouzštiny) (French literature in the present: Heritage, Modernity, Mutations.). 2008th ed. Praha: Garamond, 2008. 564 pp. Francouzská knihovna. ISBN 978-80-7407-034-1. URL info
  • DYTRT, Petr. La Modernité: quelques remarques en marge de la constitution d'une notion paradoxale (Modernity: a few comments on a paradoxal notion). Etudes romanes de Brno. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2007, vol. 66, No 28, p. 83-98. ISSN 0231-7532. info
  • JOUVE, Vincent. L'effet-personnage dans le roman. 2e éd. Paris: Presses universitaires de France, 1998. 271 s. ISBN 9782130442707. info
  • ŠRÁMEK, Jiří. Dějiny francouzské literatury v kostce. (Concise History of French Literature.). Olomouc: Votobia, 1997. 469 pp. ISBN 80-7198-240-7. info
  • JOUVE, Vincent. La lecture. Paris: Hachette, 1993. 111 s. ISBN 2010204603. info
  • NOVÁK, Otakar. La littérature française depuis la révolution française : precis aide-memoire. Vyd. 2. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1993. 74 s. ISBN 8021006293. info
  • COMPAGNON, Antoine. Les cinq paradoxes de la modernité. Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 1990. 189 s. ISBN 2020114623. info
  • FISCHER, Jan Otokar. Dějiny francouzské literatury 19. a 20. stol. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1979. 989 s. info
    not specified
  • DYTRT, Petr. Modernita v otaznících : tekutá modernita v textech Jeana Rouauda a Françoise Bona (Modernity in Questions: the Liquid Modernity in the texts by Jean Rouaud and François Bon). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, Host, 2013. 177 pp. Spisy Filozofické fakulty Masarykovy univerzity v Brně ; 416. ISBN 978-80-210-4828-7. Digitální knihovna FF MU URL info
  • KYLOUŠEK, Petr and Petr DYTRT. Pierre BOURDIEU, Pravidla umění. Vznik a struktura literárního pole (Les Regles de l'Art. Genese et structure du champ littéraire) (Rules of Art: Genesis and Structure of the Literary Field). Překladatelé. 1. vyd. Brno: Host, 2011. 496 pp. Teoretická knihovna, č. 27. ISBN 978-80-7294-364-7. URL info
  • Dějiny francouzské literatury 19. a 20. stol. Edited by Jan Otokar Fischer. Vyd. 2. Praha: Nakladatelství Československé akademie věd, 1981. 657 s. info
  • Československá akademie věd (Praha). Dějiny francouzské literatury 19. a 20. stol. 2, 1870 - 1930. Edited by Jan O. Fischer. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1976. 769 s. info
Teaching methods
Lecture and seminar. In the seminar, students are supposed to have read the books on the list of compulsory readings and prepared for discussion the extracts in study materials. Paper.
Assessment methods
Credits will be assigned on the basis of fulfilling of these requirements:
a) Active participation in the seminar (10 points)
b) Test in form of "disseration" (50 points)
c) Paper (oral or written) in the form of commentaire composé (40 points)
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
General note: Lze zapisovat až po úspěšném složení souborné nebo bakalářské zkoušky.Podmínkou pro zápis do předmětu je úspěšné ukončení FJIIA105.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: Kombinovaná forma studia: 14 hodin za semestr.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
EN: If the course is included in one-field combined study plan of the programme Upper Secondary School Teacher Training in French or Spanish Language and Literature, presential teaching is reduced and substituted with self-study and regular tutorials.

The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
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