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HISTORY OF FRENCH CULTURE
STORIA DELLA CULTURA FRANCESE

Ces “étrangers qui ont fait la France”: migration and multiculturalism in contemporary France
Ces “étrangers qui ont fait la France”... Migrazione e multiculturalismo nella Francia contemporanea

A.Y. Credits
2022/2023 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Francesca Dainese by appointment only
Teaching in foreign languages
Course partially taught in a foreign language French English
This course is taught partially in Italian and partially in a foreign language. 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

Modern Languages and Civilisations (L-11)
Curriculum: AZIENDALE
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Learning Objectives

The course provides a first framework on the issue of immigration to France from a historical-cultural and political point of view, from the belle époque to the contemporary. The migratory phenomenon will be analyzed through the biographical events, the works and the thoughts of illustrious personalities of the world of culture, of foreign origins, who have contributed to the development of contemporary France, in very different fields. The examples summoned will serve to feed a reflection on the theme of identity in multicultural society (in relation to the onset of new forms of extremism and racism) and to explore an idea of "enlarged" Francophonie (which is therefore not limited to the colonial and post-colonial heritage). At the end of the course, students will have acquired knowledge relating to contemporary French culture and its main protagonists, developing theoretical-critical skills on the proposed topics.

Attending students will be asked to actively participate in the lessons, choosing a personality of foreign origin who has made a significant contribution to the world of French culture in a broad sense (from literature to fashion, from art to sport, from photography to architecture and theater). The topic of the study will be agreed with the teacher and will be developed through individual or group work (processing of powerpoints, podcasts, videos, blogs, websites ...) that will be presented in class.
Non-attending students will have the slides and multimedia materials used in class available on Moodle. Like their colleagues, in addition to preparing the entire program, they will have to submit an in-depth project related to the topics of the course which must be agreed in advance with the professor and delivered in its final version at least 15 days before the exam for appropriate evaluation.
 

Program

The first part of the course consists of an overview of the migratory phenomenon, in relation to the main stages of French cultural history: the Belle époque; the period between the two wars, the France of the Occupation, the Trente glorieuses, contemporaneity (from Mitterand to Macron). The biographies, works and thoughts of the illustrious personalities that will be analyzed during the course will be included in a more general discourse aimed at outlining a historical-cultural and socio-political framework of contemporary French society. Personalities from the world of science will be summoned, such as the naturalized French Polish Marie Curie; from the world of art, such as Marc Chagall (whose artistic work is imbued with Jewish-Russian and French references); of literature (such as Romain Gary, of Lithuanian origin, author of the first novel “beur”, La vie devant soi); from the world of fashion as Yves Saint-Laurent (famous designer from Oran); from the world of cinema, like the Italian Yves Montand (Ivo Livi) and from the world of music, like the Armenian Charles Aznavour.

Detailed program for attending and non-attending students, precise bibliographic indications and study materials will be provided at the beginning and during the course. The course is held almost entirely in French. The final oral exam will be held in Italian or French.

Bridging Courses

Not required

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Knowledge and understanding.

Knowledge and understanding of the contemporary French cultural landscape, in its historical-political, cultural, social and artistic dynamics.

Applying knowledge and understanding

Knowledge of the main analysis tools of "authentic" materials, such as photographs, advertisements and newspaper articles, but also of literary texts and films that mark and "institutionalize", for their artistic value and their social reach, history of French culture.

Autonomy of judgment (making judgments).

Ability to independently apply the acquired knowledge and to make connections

Ability to elaborate critical arguments and autonomous judgments

Ability to learn (learning skills).

Ability to autonomously read texts and "authentic materials"

Ability to acquire bibliographic and critical skills in one's field of study

Communication skills.

Ability to use the language of criticism

Ability to communicate the contents learned in a clear and coherent way to expert and non-expert interlocutors.

Teaching Material

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

Supporting Activities

Not provided

 


Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Teaching

The course involves the interaction between teacher and students. The development of individual or group projects is envisaged, which will be partially developed during the lessons and presented in class.

Innovative teaching methods

Attending students will be asked to actively participate in the lessons, choosing a personality of foreign origin who has made a significant contribution to the world of culture in a broad sense (from literature to fashion, from art to sport, from photography to architecture and theater ). The topic of the study will be agreed with the teacher and will be developed through individual or group work (processing of powerpoints, podcasts, videos, blogs, websites ...) that will be presented in class.

Non-attending students will have the course slides and multimedia materials used in class available on Moodle. Like colleagues, in addition to preparing the entire program, they will have to submit an in-depth project related to related issues, which must be agreed in advance with the teacher and delivered in its final version at least 15 days before the exam for appropriate evaluation.

Attendance

Attending students are required to follow the lessons and to appropriate the critical bibliography that will be deepened during the course. The acquired knowledge will be applied and integrated in the development of individual and group projects, partially developed also in the classroom.

Course books

Ory, Pascal and Blanc-Chaléard, Marie Claude. Dictionnaire des étrangers qui ont fait la France, Paris, R. Laffont, 2013.

Laplantine, François. Le metissage : un exposé pour comprendre : un essai pour réfléchir. Paris, Flammarion, 1997.

Nouss, Alexis, et al. L’étranger et l’hospitalité. Paris, Lignes, 2019.

Deniau, Xavier. La francophonie. 6. éd, Paris, Presses Universitaires de France, 2003.

Curie, Marie and Borelli, Massimiliano. La vita non e facile, e allora? Lettere di un genio forte e curioso. Roma, L'orma, 2018.

Pesenti, Maria Chiara, Chagall, Marc, Beltramo Ceppi Zevi, Claudia. Marc Chagall : anche la mia Russia mi amerà. Cinisello Balsamo, Silvana editoriale, 2020.

Gary, Romain. La vie devant soi. Paris, Mercure de France, 2020.

Montand, Yves, and Turato, Silvia, Amiel, Carole. Moi, ma vie : confidenze e interviste. Firenze, Clichy, 2017.

Aznavour, Charles. Mes jeunes années, Paris, Wagram Music, 2019.

Assessment

The exam is divided into two parts:

1. Student’s project

Attending students must present in class an original and quality in-depth study on the topics of the course, developed through individual or group work (processing of powerpoints, podcasts, videos, blogs, websites ...), which will be an integral part of the assessment.

2. Oral exam

The exam consists of an oral interview in French or Italian. The following will be assessed: the completeness of knowledge, the precision and clarity of presentation, the expressive reading in French, the mastery of the texts and readings addressed in class, as well as the ability to develop a critical argument in this regard.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Teaching

Non-attending students will have the course slides and multimedia materials used in class available on Moodle. Like colleagues, in addition to preparing the entire program, they will have to submit an in-depth project related to related issues, which must be agreed in advance with the teacher and delivered in its final version at least 15 days before the exam for appropriate evaluation.

Attendance

Non-attending students must carefully study the materials uploaded on blended and send the teacher AT LEAST 15 DAYS BEFORE THE EXAM an original study on the topics of the course, developed through individual work (classic paper - minimum 4 pages - or powerpoint or podcast or video or blog or website ...), which will be an integral part of the evaluation.

Students are encouraged to carefully study the lecture slides and materials uploaded to Blended. The teacher is available for further supplementary bibliographic references.

Course books

Ory, Pascal and Blanc-Chaléard, Marie Claude. Dictionnaire des étrangers qui ont fait la France, Paris, R. Laffont, 2013.

Laplantine, François. Le metissage : un exposé pour comprendre : un essai pour réfléchir. Paris, Flammarion, 1997.

Nouss, Alexis, et al. L’étranger et l’hospitalité. Paris, Lignes, 2019.

Deniau, Xavier. La francophonie. 6. éd, Paris, Presses Universitaires de France, 2003.

Curie, Marie and Borelli, Massimiliano. La vita non e facile, e allora? Lettere di un genio forte e curioso. Roma, L'orma, 2018.

Pesenti, Maria Chiara, Chagall, Marc, Beltramo Ceppi Zevi, Claudia. Marc Chagall : anche la mia Russia mi amerà. Cinisello Balsamo, Silvana editoriale, 2020.

Gary, Romain. La vie devant soi. Paris, Mercure de France, 2020.

Montand, Yves, and Turato, Silvia, Amiel, Carole. Moi, ma vie : confidenze e interviste. Firenze, Clichy, 2017.

Aznavour, Charles. Mes jeunes années, Paris, Wagram Music, 2019.

Assessment

The exam is divided into two parts:

1. Student’s project

Non-attending students must send the teacher AT LEAST 15 DAYS BEFORE THE EXAM an original and quality study on the topics of the course, developed through individual work (classic paper - at least 4 pages - or powerpoint, podcast, video, blog, website web…), which will be an integral part of the evaluation.

2. Oral exam

The exam consists of an oral interview in French or Italian. The following will be assessed: the completeness of knowledge, the precision and clarity of presentation, the expressive reading in French, the mastery of the texts and readings addressed in class, as well as the ability to develop a critical argument in this regard.

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