(IN FRENCH) - Course 6 "The Classics of French Literature" : from 9:30am to 12:30pm, week 1 and 2

This course takes us on a journey through the major works of French literature, to discover or re-discover iconic works that are the basis of a common culture. We will be focusing on the works that were groundbreaking when they fisrt appeared and are still relevant today. This way, we will be questioning what makes a classic, and considering the various ways literary creations play with aesthetic codes and shape ideals, from the Renaissance to the present day. Each lecture will examine a specific period in French literature and take an in-depth look at 3 or 4 works. 



  • The XVIth century: from Ronsard to Agrippa d'Aubigné
    Adeline Lionetto, Paris-Sorbonne University
  • The XVIIth century: Boileau, Racine, Mme de Lafayette
    Delphine Reguig, French Comparative Literature, Paris-Sorbonne University
  • The XVIIIth century: from Voltaire to Sade
    Sophie Marchand, French Language and Literature, Paris-Sorbonne University
  • The XIXth century: from Balzac to Zola 
    Boris Lyon-Caen, French Language and Literature, Paris-Sorbonne University
  • The XXth and the XXIst centuries: from André Gide to Michel Houellebecq
    Simon Bréan, French Language and Literature, Paris-Sorbonne University

Cultural Activities

If you wish to participate in cultural activities, in addition to courses, you need to specify so on the online application form. (Cultural activities cannot be follow up alone.)



You can consult the programme for the first week HERE.