Portraits of Authors, Portraits of the Era, from the 19th Century to Today

Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Portraits of Authors, Portraits of the Era, from the 19th Century to Today

  • Host University

    Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study

    French, French Culture, Literature

  • Language Level

    High Intermediate, Advanced

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Through artistic and literary figures who have marked their generation from the nineteenth to the twentieth century, this series of lectures focuses on literature and art and their relationship to history

    Program by session:

    1- Alfred de Musset, between the pure and the impure

    2- George Sand, between passion (s) and wisdom

    3- Guy de Maupassant, between light and shadow

    4- Camille Claudel, an artist ahead of her time?

    5- Guillaume Apollinaire, between memories and future

    6- The Dada movement, surrealism and Louis Aragon

    7- Raymond Queneau, poetics in the modern novel in the 20th century (Part I)

    8-7- Raymond Queneau, poetics in the modern novel in the 20th century (Part II)

    9- Jacques Prévert, the generous anarchist

    10- Françoise Sagan, the charming little monster

    - To transmit literary and historical knowledge on France from the 19th to the present day
    - Give the students the desire to discover the authors and their writings

    Pedagogical approach

    Through period documents, literary excerpts, audio or video, students are invited to enter into the intimacy of the artistic creation process of the personalities evoked, in connection with their time, of which they are both witnesses and transitional artisans. The conference is partly in CM, another in the exploitation of authentic documents and another in interaction, with the idea of ​​weaving a network of more complex relations between the story presented here and the echoes it may have had. elsewhere, in other contexts.

    Preferred supports
    During the conference:
    - Visual supports
    - Excerpts from literary works

    After the session:
    - Conference mime
    - Bibliographic information
    - Reading tips / movies

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.