FRENCH LITERATURE II
LETTERATURA FRANCESE II
Chateaubriand and American wilderness
Chateaubriand e l'America selvaggia
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|Piero Toffano||see the site of the School|
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Course with optional materials in a foreign language
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.
Assigned to the Degree Course
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The course will concentrate on Chateaubriand's works on the American wilderness (the last chapter of the Essai sur les révolutions, Les Natchez, Atala, Voyage en Amérique), placing them in the context of the primitivist theories of the eighteenth century. Essential information about the life and works of Chateaubriand will be given.
Students will acquire notions of literary criticism and of the history of ideas.
The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it
Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment
- Course books
F.-R. de Chateaubriand, Atala - René - Les Natchez, Paris, Le Livre de Poche classique 1989 (only Atala and Les Natchez)
G. Iotti (editor), La civiltà letteraria francese del Settecento, Roma-Bari, Laterza 2009
Further texts and study materials will be published on Moodle.
Additional Information for Non-Attending Students
- Course books
Further course books for non-attending students:
J:-P. Richard, Paysage de Chateaubriand, Paris, Seuil 1967
P. Toffano, Chateaubriand et les Indiens d'Amérique entre 1797 et 1802, in F. Martellucci (editor), "L'Istinct voyageur". Creazione dell'io e scrittura del mondo in Chateaubriand, Padova, Unipress 2001 (this text will be published on Moodle)
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