FJ1064 Old French Literature

Faculty of Education
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
doc. Mgr. Václava Bakešová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Marcela Poučová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Václava Bakešová, Ph.D.
Department of French Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Barbora Hůrková
Supplier department: Department of French Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Tue 10:00–10:50 učebna 67
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
FJ1064/01: Tue 11:00–11:50 učebna 67, M. Poučová
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The students of this course get acquainted with chosen works and authors of French literature from the beginnings till the start of classicism period. The goal of the course is for the students to discover the characteristics of each period of French literature from its beginnings via Middle Ages till Renaissance analyzing the authors and their works from this period.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, students should be able: - to learn the history of French literature of the given period; - to define mains elements of differentiate individual literary styles; - to illustrate the theory by means of texts; - differentiate individual literary styles of the given period; - to categorise them chronologically and compare them reciprocally; - to apply the acquired knowledge in composing written reports for seminars and in BA theses.
  • 1. Birth of French literature. 2. Songs of gesture, heroic epic. 3. Troubadours, find. 4. New poetic forms. 5. Rutebeuf and Villon. 6. Medieval novel. 7. Three subjects, Christians of Troyes. 8. Aucassin and Nicolette, fabliaux. 9. Medieval theater. 10. Humanism, Renaissance, Great Rhetoricians. 11. Lyons school, Pléiade. 12. Prose and theater of the Renaissance.
  • JEAN DUFOURNET ET CLAUDE LACHET. La Littérature française du Moyen Âge. Romans et chroniques. [Éd. bilingue]. Paris: Flammarion, 2003. ISBN 9782080710833.
  • Poučová, M. (2007). Literatura v kontextu české a světové kultury – Francie. Dostupné z:
  • BERTHELOT, A. Littérature, textes et documents, Moyen Age – XVIe siècle. 1. vyd. Paris : Collection Henri Mitterand, Nathan, 1988. 511s. ISBN 2-0917-8855-4.
  • JEAN DUFOURNET a Claude LACHET. La Littérature française du Moyen Âge. Théâtre et poésie. Ed. bilingue. Paris: Flammarion, 2003. ISBN 2080711725.
  • KYLOUŠEK, Petr. Moyen Age : textes choisis (Anthology of French Medieval Literature). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2013. 162 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-6570-3. Digitální knihovna FF MU info
  • ŠRÁMEK, Jiří. Panorama francouzské literatury : od počátku po současnost. Vyd. 1. Brno: Host, 2012. 715 s. ISBN 9788072945658. info
Teaching methods
Seminary, discussion, presentation.
Assessment methods
Workshop Ending: credit. Requirements for ending: meet the workshop requirements and the active participation (70%). Test (as a successful test is considered one with at least 70 % right answers).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2023.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2022, recent)
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