French Seminar


a)To reflect, from a theoretical perspective, and to produce critical analysis on cultural and literary issues and topics of French expressions literature.

b)To acquire concepts and methods for a bibliographic and academic guided research towards topics of French expressions literature and culture, established according to the students interests and line of studies.

c)To develop research abilities in the literary and cultural studies field.

d)To complete an autonomous research work.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Christina Philomène Léa Marie-José Dechamps


Weekly - Available soon

Total - 336

Teaching language



Available soon


ANGLARD, V. (1999). Les grands mouvements de la littérature française. Paris: Seuil.
ÉGÉA, F. et alii (1988). Histoire de la littérature française. Paris, Nathan, coll. Henri Mitterand, tomes I et II
GENETTE, G. (1982). Palimpsestes - La littérature au second degré. Paris : Seuil
GENETTE, G. (1979). Introduction à l´architexte. Paris : Seuil
HUET-BRICHARD, M.-C. (2001). Littérature et mythe. Paris : Hachette supérieur
MONNEYRON, F. et alii (2012). Mythes et Littérature. Paris : PUF - Que sais-je?
NOUDELMANN, F. (2000). Avant-gardes et modernités. Paris : Hachette supérieur

Teaching method

Lectures and practical classes during which students are asked to review and comment texts previously selected by the teacher. Initially these interventions will be undertaken jointly and then, in small groups or individually. 

In-class teaching.

Evaluation method

Evaluation Methodologies

Participation/Continuous assessment - 20.0%

Oral presentation - 20.0%

Research paper - 60.0%

Subject matter

1. Literature and myth
1.1. genealogical perspective
1.2. analogical perspective
1.3. rhetorical perspective
1.4. historical perspective
2. Cultural and literary posterity of French Literature masterpieces
2.1. Middle Age: la Chanson de Roland, les 4 Fils Aymon, Tristan et Yseult
2.2. 16th century: Rabelais, Gargantua - Pantagruel / Ronsard, Various poems
2.3. 17th century: Racine, Phèdre / La Fontaine, Fables
2.4. 18th century: Laclos, Les Liaisons dangereuses / Voltaire, Candide
2.5. 19th century: Mérimée, Carmen / Hugo, Notre-Dame