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FRENCH 4N03 FR HISTORICAL NOVEL 1800-1850

Academic Year: Fall/Winter 2014/2015

Term: 2

Day/Evening: D

Instructor: Dr. Gabriel Moyal

Email: moyalg@mcmaster.ca

Office: Togo Salmon Hall 524

Phone: 905-525-9140 x 23751

Office Hours: Seront annoncées au premier séminaire.



Course Objectives:

Description de cours :

Français 4N03 –janvier – avril 2015

 

 

Thèmes pour 2015 :

Folies douces, manies, hystéries, obsessions, fétichismes et autres perversions : la littérature « détraquée ».

La littérature de la fin du dix-neuvième siècle porte un intérêt pour les comportements marginaux de personnages autrement considérés de classe moyenne, ordinaires, voire « normaux » en même temps que les sciences médicales et thérapeutiques développent des théories explicatives de ces comportements surprenants et parfois scandaleux (Krafft-Ebing, Freud, et compagnie). Les représentations littéraires de ces comportements se donnent d’abord pour ‘réaliste’ (Flaubert dit s’être inspiré d’un fait divers trouvé dans la presse quotidienne pour faire le portrait d’Émma Bovary), tandis que les naturalistes se donnent le prétexte de représenter la nature sous tous ses aspects. Cela ne leur épargnera pas d’être accusés d’obscénité ou de donner pâture à des curiosités malsaines. Tout cela semble esquiver le fait que ces auteurs ont entretenu des liens théorisés à l’histoire et même à l’historiographie et aux rapports indéniables entre la littérature et la représentation de l’histoire : celle de la société comme aussi celle des sciences.

Il s’agira dans ce séminaire d’explorer ces liens avoués ou avérés en se basant sur des lectures serrées des textes littéraires, scientifiques et historiques de cette période (1856 – 1887).

Contenu & Méthode :

a) Présentations documentaires : contextes littéraire et historique, sélection d’approches critiques.

b) Séminaires : présentations orales, résumés de textes et lectures critiques et thématiques.

c) Exploitation d’éléments audio-visuels (présentations de films, diapos, etc.)


Textbooks, Materials & Fees:

Textes : (Ordre chronologique de publication; tous les textes sont disponibles en collection de poche, Gallimard Folio) :

Flaubert, Gustave, Madame Bovary.

Zola, Émile, Thérèse Raquin.

Maupassant, Guy de, Le Horla.

Barbey d’Aurevilly, Jules, Les Diaboliques [choix de trois ou quatre nouvelles].


Method of Assessment:

Système de notation :

a) présentation orale  (dates individuelles, à fixer en début de cours) :       30%

b) 3 résumés de textes (dont au moins deux sur des romans; écrits en cours),

 après la mise en étude du texte en séminaire : voir le programme)               20%

c) essai (2000 – 2500 mots environ);  à remettre au dernier cours :               40%      

d) participation/préparation :                                                                        10%

 


Policy on Missed Work, Extensions, and Late Penalties:

McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF)

This is a self-reporting tool for undergraduate students to report absences DUE TO MINOR MEDICAL SITUATIONS that last up to 5 days and provides the ability to request accommodation for any missed academic work. Please note, this tool cannot be used during any final examination period. You may submit a maximum of 1 Academic Work Missed request per term. It is YOUR responsibility to follow up with your Instructor immediately (NORMALLY WITHIN TWO WORKING DAYS) regarding the nature of the accommodation. If you are absent for reasons other than medical reasons, for more than 5 days, or exceed 1 request per term, you MUST visit your Associate Dean's Office/Faculty Office). You may be required to provide supporting documentation. This form should be filled out immediately when you are about to return to class after your absence.


Please Note the Following Policies and Statements:

Academic Dishonesty

You are expected to exhibit honesty and use ethical behaviour in all aspects of the learning process. Academic credentials you earn are rooted in principles of honesty and academic integrity.

Academic dishonesty is to knowingly act or fail to act in a way that results or could result in unearned academic credit or advantage. This behaviour can result in serious consequences, e.g. the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a notation on the transcript (notation reads: "Grade of F assigned for academic dishonesty"), and/or suspension or expulsion from the university.

It is your responsibility to understand what constitutes academic dishonesty. For information on the various types of academic dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy, located at www.mcmaster.ca/academicintegrity

The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:

  1. Plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one’s own or for which other credit has been obtained.
  2. Improper collaboration in group work.
  3. Copying or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations.

Email correspondence policy

It is the policy of the Faculty of Humanities that all email communication sent from students to instructors (including TAs), and from students to staff, must originate from each student’s own McMaster University email account. This policy protects confidentiality and confirms the identity of the student.  Instructors will delete emails that do not originate from a McMaster email account.

Modification of course outlines

The University reserves the right to change dates and/or deadlines etc. for any or all courses in the case of an emergency situation or labour disruption or civil unrest/disobedience, etc. If a modification becomes necessary, reasonable notice and communication with the students will be given with an explanation and the opportunity to comment on changes. Any significant changes should be made in consultation with the Department Chair.

McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF)

In the event of an absence for medical or other reasons, students should review and follow the Academic Regulation in the Undergraduate Calendar Requests for Relief for Missed Academic Term Work. Please note these regulations have changed beginning Fall 2015. You can find information at mcmaster.ca/msaf/. If you have any questions about the MSAF, please contact your Associate Dean's office.

Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities

Students who require academic accommodation must contact Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to make arrangements with a Program Coordinator. Academic accommodations must be arranged for each term of study. Student Accessibility Services can be contacted by phone 905-525-9140 ext. 28652 or e-mail sas@mcmaster.ca. For further information, consult McMaster University's Policy for Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities.

Academic Accommodation for Religious, Indigenous and Spiritual Observances

Students requiring academic accommodation based on religion and spiritual observances should follow the procedures set out in the Course Calendar or by their respective Faculty. In most cases, the student should contact his or her professor or academic advisor as soon as possible to arrange accommodations for classes, assignments, tests and examinations that might be affected by a religious holiday or spiritual observance.


Topics and Readings:

Petite bibliographie : textes recommandés

(Tous disponibles à Mills)

 

Cl. Bernard, Le Passé recomposé.

G. Duby & Ph. Ariès, Histoire de la vie privée, vol. 4.

S. Freud, L’Interprétation des rêves, Le Fétichisme.

Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Psychopathia Sexualis.

G. Lukacs, Le Roman historique.

Fr. Jameson, The Political Unconscious. (texte disponible librement en ligne).

 


Other Course Information:

Contacts et rendez-vous : G. Moyal: Bureau: TSH 524, Tel.: 525 9140 poste #23751;

 e-mail : moyalg@mcmaster.ca . Heures de bureau : seront annoncées au premier séminaire.

Éthique académique :Tout étudiant est requis de se conformer aux principes et règlements énoncés dans le Senate Policy Statements: Statements on Academic Ethics (p.2-3).