France, Paris

Les classiques de la littérature française

when 27 June 2016 - 1 July 2016
language French
duration 1 week
fee EUR 400

This lecture series will offer a journey through the major French literature to discover or rediscover emblematic texts on a common culture. In particular the works which existed since the start of time and persist to exist in todays world will be addressed. We will question what makes a classic, considering the different ways in which litrary work plays with the aesthetic code and shapes models- from la Renaissance to contemporary times. Every lecture covers a particular period of French literature and analyses 3 or 4 litrary pieces which will be announced in advanced so that participants have time to prepare before the summer school begins.

- Le XVIe siècle : de Ronsard à Agrippa d'Aubigné
Adeline Lionetto, Université Paris-Sorbonne
- Le XVIIe siècle : Boileau, Racine, Mme de Lafayette
Delphine Reguig, Littérature française comparée, Université Paris-Sorbonne
- Le XVIIIe siècle : de Voltaire à Sade
Sophie Marchand, langue et littérature française, Université Paris-Sorbonne
- Le XIXe siècle : de Balzac à Zola
Boris Lyon-Caen, langue et littérature française, Université Paris-Sorbonne
- Le XXe et XXI siècles : d'André Gide à Michel Houellebecq
Simon Bréan, langue et littérature française, Université Paris-Sorbonne

One week (afternoon): 15 hours + conferences

Course leader

Adeline Lionetto, Delphine Reguig, Sophie Marchand, Boris Lyon-Caen, Simon Bréan

Target group

Students, tourists, or curious Parisian ! (A good level of French is required: B1)

Course aim

Discover the current debates in different scientific fields and learn about the French civilisation with professors from a prestigious University: La Sorbonne.

Credits info

A certificate will be delivered.

Fee info

EUR 400: Courses, conferences and a visit of the Sorbonne (or of the Senate) are included in the price.
You can also add cultural activities to the programme of courses.