Dates an schedule

Duration: one week


> Week 1: From the 2nd until 6th of July 2018

> Week 2: From the 9th au 13th of July 2018

> Week 3: From the 16th au 20 of July 2018

> Week 4: From the 23rd au 27th of July 2018


From 9.30AM until 12.30PM


(IN FRENCH) - Cycle 6 "The Classics of French Literature" : from 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM, week 1, 2, 3 or 4

This cycle of conferences offers a journey through the major works of French literature, to discover or rediscover emblematic texts, bases of a common culture. In particular, we discuss the works that made an impact during their creation and after. We thus examine what makes a classic, by considering the various ways in which literary productions play with aesthetic codes and fashion models - from the Renaissance to the contemporary period. Each conference considers a particular period of French literature and analyzes two works.

  • The sixteenth century: from Ronsard to Agrippa d'Aubigné
  • The seventeenth century: Boileau, Racine, Mme de Lafayette
  • The eighteenth century: from Voltaire to Sade
  • The nineteenth century: from Balzac to Zola
  • The twentieth and twenty-first centuries: from André Gide to Michel Houellebecq 

Registration is possible for a single week or for many.




Enrollment from 01/05/18
Full fee450 €
Summer University former participants337,50 €
Former participants sponsoring a new250 €
Students enrolled at Sorbonne Université 2017/2018* **225 €
Job seekers, retirees and persons with disabilities*
225 €

* On presentation of proof

** (Université Paris-Sorbonne, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Université de technologie de Compiègne, ESPE, INSEAD et Celsa)