FJIIB975 Narration in the 19th Century Between Fiction and History

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. et Mgr. Jaroslav Stanovský, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Petr Vurm, Ph.D.
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
Prerequisites
Students should pass the courses Studenti musí absolvovat kurzy FJ1A012 Introduction to the French culture and history II a FJIA016 Language seminar IV or the equivalent courses
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 15 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/15, only registered: 0/15, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/15
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course presents the specific aspect of the french literature and culture of the 19th century which is the developpement of the interest for the history and the past. The course is focused on the literary theory (the concepts of the fictional and historical narrative, their differences and the aspects of their analyse), but also on the problems of the historical literature. The different lessons are aimed on the most important approaches and types of the historical fiction and of the historiography of the 19th century. The course is separated into three part (introductional lessons - formes of the historical prose - historiography and her evolution) and will combine the lectures with the analysis of the concrete textes.
Learning outcomes
After this course, the students should increase their knowledge in the field of the literary science (especially the question of the fiction and her status) and of the french history and culture in the 19th century. The course could be used also as a complementary preparation for some parts of the final exam.
Syllabus
  • 1. Introductory theoretical lessons, fictional and historical narrative and the different approches to this probleme (Formalism, School of Prague and concept of the esthetical fonction, Mimetic theories, Theory of Fictional worlds) 2."Our century is the century of the History" (Gabriel Monod). Conditions of the devolopement of the interest for the history in the 19th century. French revolution and her heritage, Romantism and the new conception of the nation, Developement of the humanities. 3.Beginning of the historical novel and the new inspirations of the French literature. Madame de Staël and Chateaubriand. Foreign inspirations: Walter Scott and his reception, Fenimore J. Cooper. 4. Victor Hugo and his project of the historical novel with philosophical dimension. Notre-Dame de Paris, L’Homme qui rit 5. Balzac and historical novel. The Human comedy and reaction to the work of Walter Scott. 6. Roman-feuilleton: history in the popular and adventure novel. Alexandre Dumas: Three musketeeres, Queen Margot. 7. History face to face of the present. Romans of the Revoutional and literary image of the war of Vendée. Victor Hugo: Quatrevingt-treize, Honoré de Balzac: Les Chouans, Etienne Arago: Les Bleus et les Blancs, Barbey d’Aurevilly: L‘Ensocelée 8. Memories between the fiction and the history. Francois-René de Chateaubriand: Memoirs from Beyond the Grave 9. Birth of the scientific historiography and her mission. First generation of the historians - Guizot and "philosophical school", Thierry and "narrative history" 10. Jules Michelet and his History of France between historical science and "lyric epopee" 11. Positivism and path to the modern historiography. Hipollite Taine. Historiography of the Third republic. Ernest Lavisse a „roman national“ 12. Final lesson
Literature
  • Claudie Bernard : Le Chouan romanesque: Balzac, Barbey d’Aurevilly, Hugo. Paris, Presses universitaires de France, 1989.
  • Christian Delacroix - François Dosse - Patrick Garcia, Les courants historiques en France, 19e – 20e siècles, Paris, Éditions Armand Colin, 2005.
  • Victor Hugo : Notre-Dame de Paris. Paris, Éditions Flammarion, coll. « GF », 2009.
  • Colette Becker – Jean-Louis Cabanès : Le Roman au XIXe siècle. L’explosion du genre. Paris, éditions Bréal, coll. « Amphi Lettres », 2014.
  • Claudie Bernard : Le Passé recomposé. Le roman historique français du dix-neuvième siècle. Paris, éditions Hachette, 1996.
  • Hayden White, Metahistory, The historical imagination in nineteenth-century Europe, Baltimore/London, The Johns Hopkins university press, 1973.
  • Jules Michelet : L’Histoire de France, choix de textes présentés par Paule Petitier, Paris, Éditions Flammarion, coll. « Champs classiques », 2008.
  • Mona Ozouf : Co prozrazuje román: Devatenácté století mezi starým režimem a revolucí. Praha, Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury, 2010.
  • François René de Chateaubriand : Mémoires d’Outre-tombe: anthologie. Paris, Librairie générale francaise, 2000.
  • André Lagarde – Laurent Michard : Francouzská literatura 19. století. Praha, Garamond, 2008.
  • Honoré de Balzac : Les Chouans. Paris, Gallimard, 2004.
  • Lubomír Doležel : Fikce a historie v období postmoderny. Praha, Academia, 2008.
  • Bohumil Fořt : Úvod do sémantiky fikčních světů. Brno, Host, 2005.
  • Etienne Arago : Les Bleus et les Blancs. Paris, Éditions E. Dentu, 1862 (dostupné na http://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb300243237)
  • Jules Barbey d’Aurevilly : L’Ensorcelée. Paris, Garnier-Flammarion, 1966.
  • Aude Déruelle – Jean-Marie Roulin (dir.) : Les Romans de la Révolution, 1790-1912. Paris : Armand Colin « Recherches », 2014.
  • Umberto Eco: Šest procházek literárními lesy. Olomouc : Votobia, 1997.
Teaching methods
Lectures, preparation of the textes, analyses of the texte during the lessons
Assessment methods
-Active participation on the lessons (preparation and analyse of the textes) -Final test: written analyse of the chosen texte on the base of the konwledges acquired during the course
Language of instruction
English
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught each semester.
The course is taught: every week.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Přednostně pro studenty anglistiky a studenty s výbornou úrovní AJ
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2018, Spring 2020.
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