FJ2B022 Contemporary French Novel and Modernity

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2022

The course is not taught in Autumn 2022

Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. PhDr. Petr Dytrt, Ph.D. (lecturer)
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
FJIA017 French Literature II && FJIA018 Theory of Literature
Knowledge of French at level C1 (CEFRL).
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/30, only registered: 0/30, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/30
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
So obvious and widespread that it is the concept of postmodernism is far from universally be interpreted. It is also far from being revealed as a useful way to review literature from the 1980s to the early twenty-first century. However, explained Jean-François Lyotard as "rewriting modernity" and has the appearance of a medical history of modernity, it proves sufficiently operative when called to account for several trends in contemporary narrative literature. In its first part, the this lecture will attempt to make a historical perspective of the phenomenon and to identify the various aspects of it in the different areas she has achieved, eventually leading to a general definition reflecting both the philosophical and social and historical part of the culture and literature side. A seminar that will try to identify the phenomena previously described in the works of modernist and postmodernist.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to: - Identify and summarize important features of french modern and postmodern 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.
  • - 1ere séance : o Introduction ; Le moderne ; La modernité et le modernisme ; La modernité du point de vue de la conscience esthétique historique - 2e séance : o La modernité apres Baudelaire ; La modernité socio-historique ; La crise du modernisme comme celle des avant-gardes ; Critiques de la modernité et du modernisme. - 3e cours : o Modernisme et littérature - le roman comme recherche ; L'autoreprésentation comme l'un des projets supręmes du modernisme littéraire français - 4e cours : o Le postmoderne ; L'apparition de la notion ; Genese de la notion - une mise en perspective historique ; Une notion internationale ? L'acception du terme en Amérique et en France ; Questions dordre lexical ; - 5e cours : o Le postmoderne, la postmodernité et le postmodernisme ; Le postmoderne comme symptôme de crise ; La postmodernité et la fin de l'histoire ; la post-historicité - 6e cours : o Les notions qui reviennent ; Le postmodernisme et le déclin des avant-gardes ; Les dernieres avant-gardes littéraires - 7e cours : o Le postmoderne et la fin de la modernité et du modernisme ; Les néo-conservateurs et les néo-modernes ; Le postmoderne comme modernité relue - 8e cours : o Les modernistes I : Gide, Valéry, Roussel, Des Foręts - 9e cours : o Les modernistes II : Robbe-Grillet, Butor, Ricardou, Sollers - 10e cours : o Les postmodernistes I : Echenoz, Toussaint, Deville - 11e cours : o Les postmodernistes II : Redonnet, Rouaud, Robbe-Grillet (III) - 12e cours : o Les postmodernistes III : Barthes, Butor, Ben Jelloun, Chamoiseau
    recommended literature
  • 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
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
Exam - oral paper and written essay
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught only once.
The course is taught: every week.

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