Brief description of the course
Belle Epoque, Barrès and nationalism;Colette, Proust, Valéry, Gide, catholic authors: Claudel, Mauriac, Bernanos; poetry: Apollinaire, dadaism, surrealism: Breton, Eluard, Aragon, Artaud; existentsialism: Sartre, Beauvoir, Camus ; theatre (thetare of the absurd: Ionesco Beckett, Adamov), Cocteau, Giraudoux, Anouilh; Nouveau roman: Robbe-Grillet, Butor, Sarraute; others: Genet, Giono, Céline, Char, Graq, Vian, Queneau, Modiano, Le Clézio, Yourcenar, Duras; the end of the century and the pluralism in literature, literary prizes, The French Academy prize, literary magazines.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- is able to manifest basic knowledge about the authors, their work, literary schools and the main tendencies in the 20th century French literature;
- is able to analyze literary texts on their historical and cultural background and according to their belonging to a certain school of literature;
- is able to evaluate literary works in the broader context of world literature.