FJ3012 French Crime Fiction

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Marcela Poučová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
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
Timetable of Seminar Groups
FJ3012/01: each odd Friday 16:40–18:20 učebna 56, 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
At the end of the course, students: are acquainted with the predecessors of the genre, classical and temporary leading authors and with detective stories for children and youth; learn text analysis, emphasis is given at methodological possibilities offered by detective stories. The output will be a methodologically focused seminar work coming from the reading of recommended authors.
  • 1. Introduction to the genre problems. 2. Predecessors (Vidocq, Balsac, Hugo, Gaborieu. 3. Classical period (Leroux, Leblanc, Malet, Simenon). 4. “Néo-polar” authors. 5. Contemporary French detective fiction, literary awards, festivals 6. French detective fiction for children and youth 7. Methodological exploitation of detective fiction for children and youth (www. Polar.fle).
  • NARCEJAC. Une machine à lire : Le roman policier (Une littérature problème).1.vyd. St.Amand: Denoël / Gouthier 1975. 247s.
  • BLANC, J. - N. Polarville (Images de la ville dans le roman policier). 1. vyd. Lyon : PUF 1991. 287. ISBN 2-7297-0405-1.
  • KRACAUER, S. Le roman policier. Critique de la politique. 1. vyd. Paris: Payot 1981. 179 s. ISBN 2-228-33890-7.
  • DEULEUSE, R. Les maîtres du roman policier. 1. vyd. Paris : Bordas 1991. 254 s. ISBN 2-04-199557-2.
  • BOURDIER, J. Histoire du roman policier. 1.vyd. Paris : Editions de Fallois 1996. 350 s. ISBN 2-877-06-281-13.
  • REUTER, Y. Le roman policier et ses personages. St. Denis: Presses Universitaires de Vincennes 1989.
  • DUBOIS, J. Le roman policier où la modernité. 1. vyd. Paris : Nathan 1992. 235 s. ISBN 2-09-190804-5.
  • HUSSON-CASTA, I. Hyper-réel fictionnel et roman policier. Roman, réalités, réalismes. Paris PUF: 1989.
  • RECATALA, D.F. Le polar. 1. vyd. Paris: MA éditions 1986. 187 s. ISBN 2-86-676184-7.
  • BLETON, P. Armes, Larmes, Charmes (sérialité et paralittérature). 1.vyd. Cap-Sainte Ignace (Québec) : Nuit blanche éditeur 1995. 290 s. ISBN 2-921053-39-X.
  • EVRARD, F. Lire le Roman policier. 1.v. Paris : Dunod 1996. 183 s. ISBN 2-10-002860-X.
  • ŠRÁMEK, Jiří. Přehled dějin francouzské literatury (Handbook of French Literature). 1st ed. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1997. 233 pp. ISBN 80-210-1584-5. info
Teaching methods
Seminary, discussion, presentation.
Assessment methods
Workshop Ending: credit. Requirements for ending: meet the workshop requirements and the active participation (70%).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: kombinované studium 4 hod. konzultací.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, autumn 2020, Autumn 2021.
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