France, Paris

Sorbonne | The classics of French literature | No.1

when 2 July 2018 - 6 July 2018
language French
duration 1 week
fee EUR 450

The Sorbonne Summer University offers 12 cycles - 10 in French and 2 in English - taught by academics from the Sorbonne Université cluster

This cycle of conferences offers a journey through the major works of French literature, to discover or rediscover emblematic texts, bases of a common culture. In particular, we discuss the works that made an impact during their creation and after. We thus examine what makes a classic, by considering the various ways in which literary productions play with aesthetic codes and fashion models - from the Renaissance to the contemporary period. Each conference considers a particular period of French literature and analyzes two works.

The sixteenth century: from Ronsard to Agrippa d'Aubigné
The seventeenth century: Boileau, Racine, Mme de Lafayette
The eighteenth century: from Voltaire to Sade
The nineteenth century: from Balzac to Zola
The twentieth and twenty-first centuries: from André Gide to Michel Houellebecq

Course leader

Sandrine La Neelle

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 450: 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.

Early birds fees before 28/02 and 30/04 - see web site