FES 100 Introduction à la linguistique
The points dealt with in this course, which constitute fundamental concepts for the linguistics courses that follow, are: Discourse and languages; From writing to linguistics; In what way is linguistics a science? Discourse, language, speech; norms and usage; Communication; signs (in particular the linguistic sign: signified, signifier, referent); language as a system (structures, tools of analysis). Students will learn to define linguistics and its different domains (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics), to give examples related to each of them).
FES 101 Deutsch für Philologen (German for philologists)
This course develops oral comprehension and expression skills in French as a foreign language.
Learners, through various progressive activities, will improve their skills while becoming aware of the specificities of oral speech. They will be familiarised with the mechanisms of oral expression, speaking in various communication situations (monologue, discussion, debate, presentation, carrying out tasks in a project).
The course’s objectives are: Learners will develop listening, comprehension and meaning-making skills from authentic audio and video material. The mixed communicative approaches practised in class will enable them to develop various oral production skills. They will learn to: 1) explain the content of an audio or video document, 2) present and defend their point of view, 3) perform tasks in a social context, 4) give an oral presentation.
The course studies the basic grammar points of the French language. Through the comprehension of authentic texts, this course studies grammatical structures (voice, modes, tenses and temporal values, variable and invariable parts of speech etc.). Students prepare group or individual assignments with the aim of improving their written production skills with an emphasis on grammar and spelling.
The course’s objectives are: The course aims to identify students’ difficulties in grammar and to consolidate the written production of correctly composed texts.
FES 104 Discours écrit II
As a follow-up to Discours écrit I (Written Discourse I), students are expected to master the concepts covered in that course, namely the basic grammar points of the French language. Through the understanding of authentic texts, this course studies more complex language structures (such as the subordinate) with the aim of producing sentences to express cause, purpose, opposition etc. Students prepare group and individual assignments to improve their writing skills with an emphasis on grammar and spelling. The course aims to identify students’ difficulties in grammar and to consolidate the written production of more complex, correctly composed texts.
FES 105 De la grammaire à la linguistique I
The course aims to facilitate the transition from traditional grammar to linguistics. A good command of basic grammar is necessary. More specifically, students will study and reinvestigate the notion of grammar and linguistics, inflectional and derivational morphology, morpheme and lexeme, parts of speech and word categories, the simple sentence, subordinates of the complex sentence, the verbal sentence, voices, modes, temporal values, aspect.
FES 106 De la grammaire à la linguistique II
Following on from FES 105, this course is devoted to the study of more complex sentences, the definitions and basic principles of applied French syntax and an introduction to the different approaches to French syntax: notional, functional and distributional: the notional approach and the revision of the natures and functions of the elements of the complex sentence; the elements subordinate to the noun and the verb; the functionalist approach; the distributionalist approach. Students will be able to recognise the natures and functions of traditional grammar; analyse complex sentences from different syntactic perspectives: notional, functional and distributional approaches).
FES 109 Schriftliche Ausdruckstechnik (Written Discourse Production)
This course is taught in German. In this course, students will be introduced to and will deal with various types of texts (literary, journalistic, historical etc. texts). The students will learn how to approach these texts in an academic way in order to be able to reflect and reproduce their contents. This can be in the form of a summary, a report or an essay.
FES 111 Phonétique française
The course deals with prosodic and articulatory phenomena: rhythm, intonation, accentuation, syllabification, linking, elision, vowels, semi-vowels, consonants, sound-grapheme correspondences. These phenomena will be studied from a theoretical and practical point of view (exercises and multimedia activities in the laboratory). Individual practice is needed. In addition to the mastery of these notions, prosody, the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), the articulatory description of the sounds of the French system, phonetic transcriptions and error diagnosis, corrective phonetics will also be studied. At the end of the course, students will know how to: 1) recognize the distinctions of sounds, intonations and rhythmic patterns characteristic of standard French, 2) distinguish and produce the articulatory and prosodic facts of standard French, 3) identify and apply the rules of correspondence between the written and spoken word (phonetic transcriptions) and 4) perfect the pronunciation of French.
FES 112 Introduction au monde francophone
This course, offered at the beginning of the students’ training, presents first the French-speaking world and then contemporary French society. Students have the opportunity to become familiar with the mores and customs of French society and to better understand modern trends in the French and Francophone community. More precisely, the course is organised around four themes related to the French-speaking world: 1) the history and evolution of the French-speaking world, 2) customs and habits, 3) the arts and 4) the influence of the French language and culture on Cyprus and its history.
FES 113 Introduction au monde européen
This course aims to provide young students with a basic knowledge of the cultural reality of a changing Europe. Within this framework, the course presents and analyses topics of culture and European development (languages, religions, populations, arts, multilingualism, education, institutions, etc.).
FES 120 Einfuehrung in die deutsche Kultur (Introduction to German culture)
FES 121 Mündliche Sprachproduktion (Oral communication)
Dieser Kurs für Deutschlerner hat zum Ziel, die mündlichen Kommunikationsfähigkeiten der Studenten zu fördern. Neben mündlicher Sprachproduktion wird auch Hörverstehen durch den Einsatz verschiedener Unterrichtformen trainiert und verbessert. Die Studierenden lernen, sich an Diskussionen über eine Vielzahl von Themen (Kultur, Politik, Gesellschaft) zu beteiligen und untereinander zu interagieren.
Mit Hilfe sprachpraktischer Übungen befähigt der Kurs die Studierenden a) zu argumentieren und Argumente auszutauschen, b) Schlussfolgerungen zu ziehen, sowie c) den Inhalt von Diskussionen zusammenzufassen.
This course aims at fostering the oral communication of students of the German language. Various methods of instruction will help students to improve their oral communication skills as well as their auditory skills. Students will learn how to take part in discussions about a variety of topics concerning culture, politics and society. With the help of practical language exercises, students will learn how to a) discuss and exchange arguments b) draw conclusions and c) summarize discussions.
FES 122 Schriftliche Sprachproduktion
Dieser Kurs für Deutschlerner hat zum Ziel, die schriftliche Sprachproduktion der Studierenden zu trainieren und zu verbessern.
Durch den Einsatz verschiedener Unterrichtsformen lernen die Studierenden wichtige sprachliche Mittel für den Schriftgebrauch. Diese werden mit Hilfe von Übungen zum Schreiben angewendet und vertieft.
Darüber hinaus beherrschen die Studierenden am Ende des Kurses die Grundlagen des wissenschaftlichen Schreibens sowie der offiziellen schriftlichen Kommunikation.
In this course students will practice and improve their writing skills in German. With the help of various methods of instruction, students will learn important linguistic means for the written language. A variety of writing exercises will help to practice and foster the knowledge of these means. Furthermore, the students will acquire basic knowledge in academic writing and official written communication.
FES 130 De mai 68 à nos jours
FES 131 Société française contemporaine
The course offers an overview of the evolution of French society since the Second World War, when France entered fully into modernity. The economic, political and social changes in French society from 1945 to the present day will be presented through the study of a variety of educational and authentic documents (textual, iconic, audio and video).
FES 132 Histoire de la civilisation française
Presentation of a panorama of the great themes of French civilisation, from the 11th century to the end of the 19th century: Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classicism, Enlightenment, Romanticism, Positivism, Spiritualism, Modernity, etc. The aim of the course is to familiarise students with the moments, names and characters of the history of European and French culture in order to provide them with the essential reference points for the rest of their course. The aim is also to show that art, technology, science, ideas and literature are not separate disciplines but are linked.
FES 133 Introduction à la civilisation française
FES 134 Principes de la Didactique du FLE
After presentation and discussion of theoretical aspects of foreign language teaching and learning, students will become familiar with teaching materials for designing FLE courses (lesson plans and worksheets). This training will be based on the Cypriot ministerial curricula as well as on the French as a Foreign Language textbooks currently used in secondary (high school – lycée) and higher education in Cyprus.
The course’s objectives are: The course aims to familiarise students with the theoretical principles and current practices of the didactics of French as a foreign language.
FES 140 Histoire de la littérature française
The course presents, in chronological progression, the major trends in French and Francophone literature from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, as well as a selection of representative texts. At the same time, it offers a first study of the birth and evolution of certain literary genres by attempting to show the most important ruptures and continuities in French-language literature.
FES 150 Independent study
The Independent Study involves students in individual university work (first bibliography requirements, etc.). The course is graded with Success or Failure.
The course introduces students to the basic computer skills needed for their academic career in the humanities and social sciences. It prepares students for the bibliographic research tools (engines and information search techniques) and for the collection, exploitation and presentation of the data they need, while developing advanced knowledge of office software. It also introduces computer networks and electronic library systems, Internet browsing software and introduces the practices and management of multimedia files and software. Students will be able to carry out a simple bibliographical search, to handle word processing, sound and similar software correctly and to know the basic rules of internet navigation.
FES 171 Introduction aux outils de la recherche
The course aims to introduce students to the use of documentation and data entry tools and to the exploitation, processing and presentation of the data collected. It therefore prepares students for all research activities during the first three years of the curriculum. The aim of the course is to provide students, in French, with the necessary technical background so that they are able to carry out a simple bibliographical search, to handle word processing software correctly, to master certain other office automation tools and to know the basic rules of web navigation.
FES 173 La dynamique de la grammaire française
FES 175 Techniques de l’expression I
Building on the knowledge acquired in Compréhension et expression écrites et orales (Written and Oral Comprehension and Expression), the course introduces the techniques of text reduction: from reporting to synthesis, always working on a wide range of texts. Through progressive exercises, students will be able to: identify the organisation of the text, its system of enunciation, its lexical fields, its logical articulations; select the essential ideas, reformulate them in a synthetic form, articulating them with the help of logical connectors. They will render the content of various texts in the form of reports or summaries.
FES 179 Compréhension et expression écrite et orale
FES 180 Deutsch für Akademiker I (German for academic purposes I)
Dieser Kurs beinhaltet zwei Schwerpunkte: 1) Vertiefung der erworbenen Kenntnisse von Grammatik und Syntax und 2) Einführung in komplexere Sprachstrukturen. Die konkreten Ziele sind a) die Kenntnisse in Morphologie und Syntax anzuwenden, b) die Fähigkeit zu entwickeln, sprachlich korrekte und gut gebaute Sätze zu formulieren, c) für spezifische Probleme der Syntax zu sensibilisieren, wie beispielsweise die Satzstellung, Verbalgruppen und den Gebrauch von Präpositionen. Am Ende des Semesters sollen die Studenten die Orthographie und die Grammatik beherrschen und mit Hilfe von Strategien und Hilfsmitteln zur Produktion von komplexen Texten von der Formulierung eines Satzes zur Formulierung des Sinngehaltes übergehen. Am Ende des Kurses werden die Studenten das Niveau B1 des Gemeinsamen Europäischen Referenzrahmens für Sprachen (GERS) erreicht haben.
This course comprises two emphases: 1) the extension of knowledge of German grammar and syntax and 2) the introduction of more complex language structures. Through the successful completion of the course, students will master the German orthography and important grammatical structures. Furthermore they will be able to write coherent texts. At the end of the course, students should have reached level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
FES 181 Deutsch in der Sozialwissensch (German for social studies)
In diesem Kurs werden grundlegende Voraussetzungen für wissenschaftliches Arbeiten in deutschsprachigen Kontexten erschlossen. Hierfür sollen zunächst die Grundlagen der Wissenschaftskultur Deutschland verdeutlicht werden. Der Kurs umfasst zwei Themenbereiche: 1) philologische Arbeitstechniken und 2) Deutsch als fremde Wissenschaftssprache. Im Bereich 1 werden sowohl grundsätzliche wissenschaftliche Arbeitstechniken wie Bibliographieren, die Arbeit mit Bibliotheken und Datenbanken, Literaturrecherche, formale Gesichtspunkte für das Erstellen von schriftlichen Arbeiten und Vortragstechniken besprochen. Im Bereich 2 wird die Wissenschaftssprache vorgestellt. Dabei soll mit Hilfe sprachpraktischer Übungen an das eigenständige Schreiben in der fremden Wissenschaftssprache Deutsch herangeführt werden.
This course provides students with fundamental knowledge of academic working in German contexts. Therefore basic elements of the German academic culture will be explained and explored. The course emphasizes two topics: 1) philological working skills and 2) German as a foreign language in the academic field. Topic 1 will comprise essential academic working skills such as writing a bibliography, working with libraries and databases, literature search as well as formal aspects of written work and oral presentations. Topic 2 will deal with German as an academic language. With the help of practical language exercises, students will be introduced to writing in German in an academic context.
FES 182 Deutsche Populärkultur und Deutsch als Fremdsprache (German Popular Culture and German as a Foreign Language)
The purpose of this course is to provide students with knowledge of regional and cultural topics in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Furthermore, students will extend their knowledge of the German language. With the help of various media (press, television, internet) a variety of topics will be introduced and emphasized. Students will gain an overview of German popular culture, as well as reflecting on different aspects of their own culture. Additionally, students will be taught how to express (oral and written) themselves and their views on these topics.
The course covers the following points: morphology, syntax, morphosyntax; parts of speech, word and morpheme classes, paradigmatic axis, syntagmatic axis; units of morphosyntactic analysis; immediate constituents and generative analysis of sentences and syntagms (tree structures); nominal group: nouns and determiners; verbal group: tense and aspect. Students will be able to identify the nature and function of words in a text; analyse a word into morphemes; a sentence into tree structures; a corpus from a morphosyntactic instruction; read and discuss extracts from reference grammars).
I- Grammaticality/Acceptability, Statement/Enunciation, Syntagm/Paradigm, II- Operations in syntactic analysis (Switching, Deletion, Insertion, Displacement, Permutation), III- Analysis in immediate constituents, IV- Sentence modalities, V- Juxtaposition, Coordination, Correlation, VI- Subordination The course builds on notions acquired in the FES 200 Morphosyntaxe course. Students will master fundamental notions of syntax (grammaticality, acceptability, statement, enunciation, etc.). They will be able to make a syntactic analysis of the sentence 1) according to the model of the distributional theory and 2) in immediate constituents. They will also be able to master the syntactic problems of subordination.
FES 202 Français Universitaire I
Students are gradually introduced to the production of an elaborate and constructed text at university level. The course is organised around two complementary axes: recognising the organisational structures of a text; learning to produce a correctly written and logically structured statement.
The course’s objectives are: This course aims to consolidate the four language skills. Students will be able to 1) understand a statement, explain it and convey its essence; 2) comment on the content of a document; 3) write paragraphs, introductions, transitions and conclusions coherently.
FES 203 Français universitaire ΙI
Building on the knowledge acquired in Français académique – Initiation, this course focuses on discourse at the academic level. The main steps of the course are as follows: 1) methodology for reading texts, 2) selection of essential ideas, 3) techniques for summarising texts and reformulating information. This course aims to consolidate students’ written and oral skills. Through progressive exercises, students will be able to: 1) identify the organisation of the text and select the essential ideas, 2) reformulate this information in a synthetic form, articulating it using logical connectors.
FES 204 Discours oral II — Phonétique
Building on the knowledge acquired in GAL 102, this course aims to develop oral comprehension and production skills as well as interaction skills in various communication situations (monologue, dialogue, debates, discussions etc.). It also deepens students’ phonological competence -rhythm, prosody, intonation and other articulatory phenomena- and introduces the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).
The course’s objectives are: The aim of the course is to enable the student to interact with a degree of spontaneity, fluency and good control of phonological competence that makes normal interaction with French speakers possible. The student will be able to participate actively in conversations in familiar situations and to present and defend his/her opinions.
FES 210 Caricature : image et communication
FES 211 Décodage morphologique et expression écrite
FES 220 Cybercultures Francophones
Students should be proficient in information and communication technologies (ICT). The course aims at learning activities that lead students to consolidate the structures of the French language already acquired in oral and written speech. Through audio-visual materials available online, students respond to discussion forums. The course focuses on cooperative learning in which students actively participate in the learning process through dialogue and interaction among themselves. Through the practice of synchronous and asynchronous communication tools that allow students to interact, this course aims at consolidating written and oral production skills. Engaged in a community that has common learning goals, this course develops students’ competence to learn on their own.
FES 222 FLE et cultures populaires
Popular culture, which is produced and enjoyed by the majority of people, is a privileged universe for discovering different perceptions and classifications of reality, other values and ways of life. This course proposes, in an intercultural approach, a discovery of the dominant culture – in particular through song and media culture (radio, television, Internet) – of French society at the beginning of the 21st century marked by increased globalisation. This course also allows students to develop their skills, particularly in speaking, through numerous individual and group activities. The activities will be mainly based on authentic contemporary documents offering the students a very current vision of the French and Francophone reality. This course will build on the advantages offered by new technologies (mainly the Internet) in language teaching today.
FES 230 La France du XXe siècle
This course covers the period from the proclamation of the Third Republic to the 1980s. 1870-1914: The establishment of the Third Republic; French society; industrial revolution and economic development. The inter-war period: the consequences of the war; the crisis of the 1930s. Since 1939: France in the Second World War. The Fourth Republic: the thirty glorious years. The Fifth Republic: the economic crisis; history of morals, ideas and art. Students will learn about the political, social and economic history of each period as well as the history of ideas, art and popular culture of the country).
FES 232 Histoire de l’art français
How does the modern citizen perceive the complexity of the contemporary world? What is Europe’s place in the world map? This course aims to introduce students to some of the major global issues through texts and maps, beyond the conventional limits of Eurocentrism. Students will gain insight into the complexity of major issues facing modern humanity through the study of texts and maps.
FES 234 L’Europe dans les médias français: idéologies et discours politiques
This course examines the dominant discourses of the French political and intellectual scene on the question of the European Union, and more globally of the European project. The study of the French media will make it possible to identify the positions of personalities from the French political spectrum, from the extreme left to the extreme right, in order to understand what idea of Europe is disseminated today in the French media, media that reflect and influence French public opinion. Students will understand how a debate of ideas is structured and conducted in the media and will understand the key role played by the media in the dissemination of ideologies. They will be able to decipher the specificities and common elements of the various discourses on the European question and to situate these points of view ideologically.
FES 239 L’héritage de la révolution française
The French Revolution (1789) is one of the most important events in European history and in the history of the modern world. Despite its obscure aspects (the Terror and the Napoleonic tyranny that resulted in the restoration of the monarchy) or its exaggerations (such as the change of the calendar and its system of ten-day weeks and ten-hour days), its legacy is invaluable today: democratic principles (equality of citizens, freedom of belief, etc.), proclamations (the Proclamation of the Rights of Man and Citizen voted in 1789), and even concepts of everyday political life, such as the notion of self-determination of peoples, and even concepts of everyday political life, such as the notion of the self-determination of peoples or the distinction between the political left and right, constitute an essential legacy of the social and political upheaval brought about by the French Revolution.
FES 240 Littérature moderne (1870-1945)
The course aims to sketch a picture of modern literature from the end of the 19th century to the Second World War. It examines the work of the moralists, the fin de siècle spirit, the impressionist movement, new humanism and mysticism. The course focuses on the innovative elements of the Surrealist movement and its presuppositions, particularly psychoanalytical. The course aims to study the innovative texts of the period studied in order to grasp the morphological and ideological questioning that accompanies them and to highlight equivalences with European literature of the same period.
FES 241 Littérature contemporaine (1945- )
The aim of the course is to present the main lines of the history of contemporary French literature and to introduce students to post-war prose through the study of major texts, notably representative of the existentialist movement, the literature of the absurd and the Nouveau Roman.
FES 242 Littérature baroque et classique
The course offers a study of 17th century French literature and highlights the diversity of literary and artistic creation in this period. The course focuses on poetry as well as narrative genres. Special attention is given to the literature of ideas, religious thought and theatre. The course also aims to show the relationship between architectural and literary aesthetics, for example, where the themes of metamorphosis, inconstancy, flight and movement dominate on the one hand, and the concern for regularity, verisimilitude and permanence on the other.
FES 243 Modernité littéraire française
FES 244 Néologie et renouvellement lexical
Neology as a basic mechanism for the renewal of the vocabulary of a language is a very important phenomenon to be studied, especially nowadays, when many new concepts are introduced on a daily basis, in every natural language, regarding different fields, scientific, technical, informal language, slang, etc. (for example, in Greek: touch screen/οθόνη αφής, tablet/τάμπλετ, grexit, google/γκουγκλάρω). This course examines basic principles of neology and analyses fundamental terms and concepts (neology definition, subject of research, mechanisms for the creation of new words, changes or transformations of existing concepts, phenomena and types of loans, etc.). The study is completed with observation and analysis of different types of texts (among others, EU texts, databases, general and specialised dictionaries, professionally translated texts, etc.
FES 245 Rhétorique de la publicité
The course deals with the concept of communication and focuses on advertising. It discusses different forms of communication (verbal, non-verbal, direct and indirect) and examines how information is conveyed to the recipient in advertising messages. This course aims to study: 1) language (written, audiovisual, body language, paralanguage etc.), 2) figures of speech (metonymy, metaphor, periphrasis, allegory, comparison, parallelism, hyperbole, litote etc.) paronomasia and 3) the cultural dimension of the advertising message in the act of communication.
FES 246 Littérature et bande dessinée
Study of the dynamic relationship between comics and literature through analyses of works, mainly from the 20th century. Both arts focus on narrative at the intersection of the textual and the visual. To better understand the interaction between text and image, it is necessary to examine codes (graphic, visual and ideographic) as well as structures (the visual structure of the narrative – box, strip, blank – and its organisation). Students will also have the opportunity to study the technical aspects of creating a comic book or graphic novel, related to transmediality, or the use of multiple media, to create a new work.
FES 250 Research Experience
After agreement with their Supervisor, students may proceed with the research of an Academic member of the Department in order to acquire important research experience. The course is graded with Success or Failure.
FES 265 Théâtre européen, moderne et postmoderne
The relationship of dramatic works to the main literary and artistic movements that have influenced modern and post-modern theatre in Europe during the 20th century up to the present day is studied. Specifically, it examines how the dramatic work accommodates the great principles of modernity and post modernity while subjecting them to the rules of the genre.
FES 273 Techniques d’expression II
FES 275 Techniques d’expression III
FES 280 Deutsch für Akademiker II (German for academic purposes II)
This course is taught in German and focuses on familiarisation with text cohesion elements and ability to write cohesive paragraphs. Students exercise in writing and re-writing, and, in particular, improve in formulating paragraphs, introductions, transitions and conclusions of complex comments and essays. At the end of the semester, students will have acquire the expressions stating cause or effect, intention and opposition or concession. They are also able to formulate in a cohesive manner paragraphs, transitions and conclusions.
FES 282 La bataille des langues en Europe
The course aims to show that language issues are simultaneously political issues. While we must be careful not to label too easily as “nationalistic” the attachment of peoples to their language when it is sometimes all that is left to them to “create a community” at a time of free movement of capital, goods and services and the global race for profits, we must also guard against identity reflexes in the face of openness to the world. The course examines specific case studies (Belgium, Spanish Basque Country, Malta), as well as the struggles of dominant European languages with each other).
FES 285 Introduction to Italian culture and society
FES 289 Langues en contact
FES 290 Introduction à la littérature européenne
FES 299 (Μετάφραση και Η/Υ – Translation and PC)
FES 300 Lexicologie – Lexicographie
I- Communication; Meaning; Linguistic sign, II- Lexicology: Types of dictionaries; The definition in language dictionaries, III- Analyses of lexical meaning: semantic or componential analysis, Prototypes and stereotypes, IV- Semantic relations: hyperonymy and hyponymy, synonymy, antonymy, co-hyponymy, V- Polysemy and homonymy, metaphor, metonymy, synecdoche, VI- Word formations. Students will master the basic concepts of lexical semantics. They will be able to 1) define the different types of dictionaries and the different types of definitions; 2) explain the processes of word formation.
FES 301 Sociolinguistique
The concepts dealt with in this course are: language and usage; endogenous norm and exogenous norm; variable, variety and variation; sociolinguistic investigation: objectives, tools, methodology; geographical variation (language, dialect, geolect, topolect, parlance and patois); the example of a particular topolect; sociolect (latent prestige and apparent prestige); sexolect; situations of language contact; diglossia and bilingualism; Creole, pidgin and sabir; aspects of the linguistic system of a French-speaking Creole; linguistic planning and its political importance in the Francophonie.
FES 302 Analyse linguistique du texte
The concepts covered in this course are: text analysis; text and discourse; textuality; relationships within the sentence and outside the sentence; cohesion; coherence; progression of information: theme and topic; types of thematic progression. Students will know that grammatical categories differ from textual categories; that ‘traditional’ grammatical problems can be tackled in different ways; that drawing up a text requires particular skills. They will be able to identify the textual rules that organise a text and apply them in their own productions.
The topics covered will be: articulatory phonetics; combinatorial phonetics; phonological interpretation of data; introduction to phonological theory via the two models, structuralist and generativist. The students will know the basics of articulatory phonetics, combinatorial phonetics and prosodic phenomena. They will be able to describe the sounds of French from an articulatory point of view and know the phonological oppositions of the French system. On the basis of a corpus, with precise instructions and by applying the two theoretical models explained, they will be able to solve phonological problems presented in the course).
FES 304 Sémantique lexicale
Application of each principle on films, images, comics, advertisements in particular, to learn by looking for documents and handling the principles; you will also learn to decipher cultural and everyday elements that are presented as the only entertainment in our society when everyone has complex elements to understand. Application in everyday interactions: politeness in different cultures (saying hello, addressing a person, saying goodbye, holding a conversation in different cultures), humour (irony, sarcasm, wordplay) and its functions (playful, accusatory, cynical). Application in teaching: importance of the speech or language act on which any lesson is based (dialogue with certain language acts).
FES 310 Langue, histoire et société
The concepts covered will be: world language families, the Indo-European group; the formation of Romania and Europe; substratum and superstratum; principles and laws of historical phonetics and their application to vowels and consonants; morphological evolution of the noun phrase; history of spelling; lexicographical tradition. Students will be able to explain changes in the French language system and specific phonological developments; explain examples of morphosyntactic evolution from Vulgar Latin to modern French; understand the singularities of the French language but also know the elements common to other Latin languages.
FES 314 Linguistique appliquée et Corpus
FES 320 Des Frères Lumière à Amélie Poulain
FES 321 À la coupe cinématique
Course content: This course on film studies as well as cultural theory aims to: Approach Europe both as a diachronic concept and as a linguistic, cultural and geopolitical reality; To present some fundamental notions such as the border, the imaginary of space, cartography, multi- and interculturality, hospitality, etc.; To attempt a reading of films which belong to different genres and cinematographic traditions, but which have their theme as a common point of reference. Teaching aims: to show different ways in which film criticism and the history of ideas establish relationships of difference and similarity between texts; to question the “objectivity” and “obviousness” of divisions between national cinematographies, film genres, but also between different discourses (literary, historical, philosophical, scientific, etc.) on the same subjects.
FES 325 European Literatures
This course stems from the fields of Comparative Literature and Literary Theory. The first part is theoretical and offers a brief account of fundamental concepts. The second part focuses on more specific issues such as the establishment of national literatures in Europe, the emergence of the ‘great authors’, the appearance and disappearance of certain texts in various canons, the creation of a European literary corpus and its importance in the ideological colonization of the non-Western world, as well as its problematization within the postcolonial paradigm and its consequences on the overall readability of non-European literary production.
FES 330 The European Integration (Jean Monnet Module)
The course is a historical and thought-provoking presentation of the European construction, after an introduction, covering the genesis and evolution of the European concept from Antiquity to the nineteenth century. Furthermore, on the basis of a body of literary texts (Moschos, Podiébrad, Camões, Alexis Léger, Jean Monnet), the foundations of European integration since 1950 are analysed, as well as institutions and current EU policies. Cross-cutting issues are: the theory of climates, the christianitas, and the European identity. The course is designed for students to acquire knowledge that allows not only to take an active part in the new social, cultural, political and economic European environment, but to better understand and positively criticize it.
FES 331 Histoire du livre
FES 333 Du texte à l’image et de l’image au texte
The course GES 333 Du texte à l’image et de l’image au texte (From Text to Image and from Image to Text) is an introduction to the principles and methods of semio-linguistic analysis of texts and images. It offers an overview of the organisation and functioning of human language, and aims to grasp the theoretical foundations of semiology in order to understand how it could be useful to us in understanding the specificity of the image and the relationship it has with the verbal message. This course aims to: grasp the role of semiology in approaching the image and the linguistic text from the angle of signification; present the different approaches to the sign (Saussure, Peirce, Barthes, etc.); approach the image as a sign; familiarise students with the categories of the image as proposed by Peirce (icon, index, symbol) and the degree of iconicity according to A. Moles; to understand the construction of an image and distinguish its functions; to identify and read the signs that make up an image; to grasp the relationships that can be established between two messages: linguistic and visual on an image. At the end of this course, the student will be able to read an image, recognise its different uses and functions and establish the link between visual and linguistic messages. Particular attention will be paid to the argumentative and playful purpose of advertising texts and caricatures.
FES 336 (Ο πολιτικός διάλογος και η παράδοσή του. Από τον Πλάτωνα στον Habermas – Political Dialogue and its tradition. From Plato to Habermas)
FES 337 (Ο Διάλογος των Πολιτών. Μοντέλα από τον Πλάτωνα στον Habermas (The Citizens’ Dialogue. Models from Plato to Habermas)
FES 338 (Ευρώπη και Φιλελευθερισμός)
FES 339 L’interculturel en Europe
The course FES 339 L’interculturel en Europe (Interculturality in Europe) aims to introduce students to the notion of interculturality and to the problems linked to it in the European context (diversity, cultural identities vs. subjectivities, representations, national stereotypes, xenophobia, secularism, etc.). Among other things, it aims to clarify terminology by highlighting the differences between interculturality, multiculturalism and transculturality. It aims to study the policies and mechanisms put in place by the European Union as well as the policies carried out by the Member States to deal with cultural diversity. This course will familiarise students with the intercultural approach and a number of barriers in intercultural interactions, such as intercultural conflict, culture shock and adaptation, as well as the notion of culture and its components (time, space) and the concepts of competence and ethics. It proposes to develop awareness, sensitivity, ways of thinking and skills that will be useful and necessary in a variety of intercultural contexts, whether in social or professional life, at home or abroad. The material used in class will include videos and journalistic articles related to interculturality.
FES 340 Littérature du XIXe siècle
The course focuses on the major French literary movements that emerged in the 19th century such as Romanticism, Realism and Naturalism. It analyses their maturation, their major moments and their mutation in an approach that intends to show transversal thematic and stylistic patterns. The study of the major literary movements of the French 19th century in their division into genres seeks to give a better account of the new or renewed genres during the period studied and of the questioning that accompanies them. More generally, it allows focusing on what prepares literary modernity.
FES 342 Littérature de la Renaissance
The course proposes to follow the evolution of French literature through the new anthropocentric vision established by humanism; to highlight the relationship between literature and ideology through the religious questioning of the Reformation in the face of Catholicism; to study literary genres in the light of the rediscovery of Antiquity (fixed poetic forms, rhetoric, lyricism, moralist texts) and in the course of their metamorphosis (Rabelais’s grotesque, Montaigne’s essay, etc.). The aim of the course is to teach students to read ancient texts with the help of contemporary analysis.
FES 343 Littérature du XVIIIe siècle
The course focuses on the subversive power of Enlightenment literary and philosophical texts. In addition to the extreme variety of the novelistic genre (picaresque novels, social learning novels, novels of manners, erotic novels, exotic novels, etc.), its different forms (epistolary, fictional or real autobiographies, retrospective learning narratives, dialogues) are examined. The Enlightenment also gave rise to all sorts of disenchantment, both in the field of literature and in that of ideas, giving rise to the fundamental notions of philosophy and political science. The course aims to develop critical thinking through performance: criticism of society, of genres and of critical discourse itself.
FES 344 Voyage à la croisée de l’Europe et de l’Orient : l’expérience de l’altérité
FES 345 Discours et idéologies dans l’espace européen
The course looks at some of the political movements that have gained ground in recent years in Europe and in particular power in the European Parliament (such as the French National Front, or the Golden Dawn). It examines, among other things, the propaganda mechanisms at work in the discourses of these movements. It focuses on political argumentation and more specifically on the argumentative mobilisation of emotions, which are considered as social, cognitive and/or discursive phenomena. The texts studied are drawn from the political discourse (oral and written) of these movements as well as from journalistic discourse, in order to examine the dominant perceptions and representations within these parties. The course aims to highlight the main characteristics of discourse in Europe, focusing mainly on rhetorical patterns, such as metaphor, repetition and the emotions they evoke in their audience. The aim of the course is also to familiarise students with ideologies and their discursive strategies in order to make them aware of the results of certain ideological biases.
FES 347 La France devant les grands défis de l’Union européenne
FES 349 Un auteur, une œuvre
FES 350 Littérature comparée
The first part of this course is theoretical: definition of comparative literature and presentation of its evolution, its key notions and its theoretical points of reference (intertextuality, reception, horizon of expectation, interculturality, literary geographies, etc.). The second part offers texts that lend themselves to a comparative reading. The course aims to show how literary criticism establishes relations of difference and similarity between texts; to question the “objectivity” of divisions between national literatures and literary genres, but also between different discourses and distinct semiotic systems.
FES 359 Franco-Cypria : histoires et littératures croisées
FES 360 Didactique du FLE
Course content: Presentation of concepts central to the discipline of FLE, in particular: the position of FLE in the didactics of foreign and second languages; FLE and the sciences of education; FLE and the sciences of language; language as an object of teaching and learning; the variety of teaching and learning situations; the conditions of appropriation of a foreign language; the classroom and its actors; the fundamental competences which structure the learning programmes. Critical review of different methodologies and approaches in the field of language didactics: e.g. the so-called “Grammar Translation” method, the direct method, the audio-oral method, the audiovisual structural-global method, the communicative approach, the socio-cultural theory (Vygotski), new interactionist models for foreign language acquisition (focus on form, negotiation of meaning, etc.) At the end of the course, students will have acquired the theoretical and methodological foundations which underpin foreign language didactics as a discipline; they will know how foreign language teaching methodologies have evolved and they will be able to see the strengths and weaknesses of these methodologies; they will have a thorough knowledge of the communicative and action-oriented approach; they will have reflected, during the course of the courses, on learning processes, on the assessment of learning, on the preparation of teaching materials and lesson plans, on interaction in the classroom, as well as on the importance of intercultural education.
FES 361 Théories de la Traduction
This course first presents a short history of translational thinking (prescriptive, descriptive and prospective theories), then some contemporary approaches such as those of R. Jakobson, W. Benjamin, M. Blanchot, G. Mounin, J. R. Ladmiral, G. Steiner, R. Amossy, A. Berman, H. Meschonnic, P. Ricoeur, U. Eco. It then presents some commonplaces concerning the activity of translation (the notions of fidelity, legibility and transparency, the myth of Babel, hermeneutic translation, etc.). Finally, it proposes, for information purposes, work on texts of a general nature. The aim of the course is to present some important aspects of the translation phenomenon and to provide students with the theoretical knowledge necessary for the transition to translation practice.
FES 362 Pratique de la traduction
This course proposes to find, from translation exercises (bi-directional translation), the typology of the most frequent errors in translation, and in particular from French to Greek. It consists mainly of practical work on a selection of literary (prose and poetry) and non-literary (medicine, computer science, biology, anthropology, archaeology) texts, as well as on advertising and journalistic texts. It examines particular points: translation of metaphors, neologisms or terminology. The course aims to make students aware of the mechanisms and pitfalls of moving from one language and culture to another.
FES 363 Pratique de la didactique du FLE
The course includes attendance of students in class, as well as typical teaching either in public schools, at the Language Centre of the University of Cyprus or at the French Institute, so that they can familiarise themselves with the classroom environment and school life, as well as the requirements of the teaching profession. It complements the theoretical teaching of French as a foreign language.
FES 364 L’Europe – Mosaïque des langues
FES 369 Principes de syntaxe et de sémantique
FES 370 Méthodologie de la recherche
Academic research is a creative activity, but a highly codified one. What to look for? How to search? How to evaluate the result of a search? How can we make use of it in our particular project and in compliance with what editorial and ethical rules? These are the main guiding questions of the course, which is divided into three parts: Theoretical, technical, ethical. Theoretical: definition of the theoretical framework of the research, the principles on which it is built. Heuristics: serendipity; blind methods; the corpus as a heuristic object; random search; search by trial and error; searching wrong, finding right; random search; systematic search; Computerised Documentary Research. Technical: defining the subject/compiling a corpus; checking the state of research; defining the theoretical and critical approach; the bibliography, the note, the citation and their various standards; finally, the conducting of the thesis.
FES 373 Communication Professionnelle
This course is organised around two axes: it studies job search techniques adapted to French-speaking work environments in European countries and explores the necessary language tools. The course provides the students with the necessary materials for the preparation of a job application in French and focuses on the writing of the curriculum vitae and the cover letter; it also prepares them for the job interview.
The course’s objectives are: The aim of the course is to help the students to develop language skills for the preparation of job applications in French-speaking professional environments and to familiarise them with job search techniques in written and oral production.
FES 374 Fachsprache für den Beruf (Business German)
Der Kurs beinhaltet zwei Schwerpunkte: 1) die Eigenschaften und Besonderheiten deutscher Unternehmenskultur, sowie 2) Fachwissen um deutsche Handelsbeziehungen. Mit Hilfe praktischer Übungen, wie das Verfassen eines Lebenslaufs, mündliche und schriftliche Geschäftskommunikation, etc. sollen die Studierenden an Deutsch als Fachsprache im Beruf herangeführt werden. Ziel des Kurses ist es, das Bewusstsein der Studierenden für die interkulturellen Beziehungen zu fördern und zu erweitern, sowie die Fachsprache für den Beruf zu festigen.
The course has two main emphases: 1) the nature and peculiarities of German enterprises and 2) the specialized knowledge of German trade relationships. Awareness of intercultural relations will be complemented by the acquisition of practical knowledge (writing a CV, oral and written business communication etc.). With the help of various methods of instruction, students will be introduced to German in the field of business.
FES 375 Le français en Europe
In this French for Specific Purposes course, students are introduced to the main European themes in French, and more particularly to the various lexical fields of European institutions and policies. In addition, through a variety of activities, students are gradually introduced to interacting in a professional context related to the European institutions.
The course’s objectives are: At the end of this course, students will: 1) be able to understand and describe in French the European institutions and their competences; 2) develop their written and oral comprehension skills of documents disseminated in French by various European institutions; 3) be able to describe, discuss and/or defend, in French, both in writing and orally, a European project/policy; 4) have a better knowledge of the various European bodies likely to offer them professional careers.
FES 376 Deutsch für Europäische und Internationale Beziehungen (German in European and international Relations)
The purpose of this specialisation course is to provide students with knowledge of European and international relations through the medium of German and to encourage the use of the German language in this specific context. The course will be organised around selected themes and will also include missions aiming at improving understanding and using German in selected fields. For example, the course may include a simulation of an international meeting, discussing its agenda, work in committees and preparation of common findings. Issues discussed in the course will be the functioning of European and international institutions, the mechanisms of political and financial cooperation, diplomacy and international negotiation, international agreements and their drafting, Non Governmental Organisations, etc.
FES 380 Deutsch für Akademiker III (German for academic purposes III)
FES 381 Deutsch für Akademiker IV (German for academic purposes IV)
Dieser Kurs baut auf den vorangegangenen Kursen Deutsch für Akademiker I bis III auf. Im Mittelpunkt des Kurses steht die Arbeit mit Texten, anhand deren die Studierenden ihre Deutschkenntnisse mündlich wie schriftlich weiter ausbauen. Im Vordergrund stehen hierbei aktuelles Zeitgeschehen, (Europa-)Politik, Gesellschaft, Wissenschaft und Literatur. Durch die vielfältige Textauswahl lernen die Studierenden so unter anderem die deutschsprachige Medien- wie auch die Literaturlandschaft kennen und einzuschätzen. Auf den Textinhalten basierend verbessern die Studierenden ihre Diskussionsfähigkeit und damit das freie Sprechen auf Deutsch. Ferner bauen sie dadurch sowie durch weitere Übungen ihre schriftliche Ausdrucksfähigkeit aus. Am Ende des Kurses können sich die Studierenden aktiv an schwierigeren Diskussionen zu zahlreichen Themen beteiligen, sowie sich dazu schriftlich auf wissenschaftlicher Ebene argumentativ ausdrücken.
FES 391 Intellectual Movements in Europe: Renaissance, Reform, Enlightenment
While the great movements between 1400 and 1800 – Renaissance, Reformation and Enlightenment – are considered cradled in, respectively, Italy, Germany and France, their reality was pan-European. A multiplicity of thinkers and written works brought about incalculable changes. Among these, Humanism placed the individual in a new system of values, social and political. Medieval authority met increasing opposition from emancipatory concepts and movements that often derived from Greek and Roman philosophy, literature and art. New concepts of the cosmos and the world emerged, with a strong anthropocentric predilection. The course will study deep changes in philosophical, literary, political and social dimensions.
FES 392 L’archipel de la pensée européenne
This course studies the theoretical constructions that support the political and social establishment of “Europe” and links them to the historical evolution of its people. The course focuses on the theory of the state by Hobbes, on ideas emerging from the three revolutions (English, American, French), which established democracy in Europe and the world, and also on theories of liberalism and socialism that put their mark on the 20th century. This course helps students to comprehend the role of philosophical theories in political and social changes and to familiarise with the idioms of European intellect.
FES 393 (Έρωτας και Πολιτική)
FES 399 L’interculturel en Europe
The course (Interculturality in Europe) aims to introduce students to the notion of interculturality and to the problems linked to it in the European context (diversity, cultural identities vs. subjectivities, representations, national stereotypes, xenophobia, secularism, etc.). Among other things, it aims to clarify terminology by highlighting the differences between interculturality, multiculturalism and transculturality. It aims to study the policies and mechanisms put in place by the European Union as well as the policies carried out by the Member States to deal with cultural diversity. This course will familiarise students with the intercultural approach and a number of barriers in intercultural interactions, such as intercultural conflict, culture shock and adaptation, as well as the notion of culture and its components (time, space) and the concepts of competence and ethics. It proposes to develop awareness, sensitivity, ways of thinking and skills that will be useful and necessary in a variety of intercultural contexts, whether in social or professional life, at home or abroad.
FES 400 Elytis, la pensée et la littérature françaises
The course explores the affinities, relationships and influences of the French literary and theoretical tradition of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in the work of the Nobel Prize-winning poet Odysseas Elytis. It focuses on texts and currents of thought from the mid-19th century to the May 1968 movement. The proposed readings highlight how Elytis’s aesthetic and poetic ideology was formed through the poet’s dialogue and communication with French thought, art and literature. The aim is to study the relationship of a leading poet to the French literary and artistic tradition and to show how, through the assimilation of influences, Elytis acquired his particular identity, aesthetic point of view and poetic ideology.
FES 401 (Μεταφράζοντας την Ποίηση)
FES 404 Français Universitaire III
In this course, within the framework of a pedagogical project, students will put in use various skills acquired in FES 102, 103, 104, 202 and 203 (in particular methodologies for reading and listening to documents, research, written and oral presentation, document reduction, argumentation and dissertation, etc.). In this way, they will combine their knowledge with the ability to organise it into a relevant and collaboratively constructed project.
FES 411 Discours, société et idéologie : les media français
Politics is one of the social fields where discourse practices are the most prevalent: political knowledge is, by definition, based on ideology and political ideologies are reproduced, to a great extent, through discourse. The course begins from the framework of the theory of announcement. It studies and analyses data including articles from French press, blogs and internet forums, regarding political and social events.
FES 412 Language and Gender
FES 420 Reason in the context of European Enlightenment
This course follows the interpretation of the Enlightenment suggested by Panajotis Kondylis (1943-1998) in his major work on Reason in the Space of European Enlightenment. Kondylis analyzes the multiplicity of ideas and intellectual schemas that traverse the space of the European spirit from Early Italian to Late German Enlightenment. The Greek German-speaking philosopher analyzes the intellectual means by which the old Christian theological world image is replaced by the new modern reason-centered one. The course will follow four axes: science, society, politics, and economy. For each one of them we will examine the vectors of the change, their rise as nodal points of the new world image, and the new scientific, social, political and economical reality they ascribe to the new historical context. This course follows the wider philosophical analysis of the birth of the dominant ideas and representations of European modernity.
FES 421 Philosophy of Modernity
FES 424 (Το συνέδριο Walter Lippmann : Η Αναγέννηση του Φιλελευθερισμού)
FES 425 Economy as Bio-politics in Foucault
The concept of raison d’État (always in French in international bibliography) implies a particular understanding of the political act as independent or contrary to the applicable ethics, laws and rules. Its origins can be traced to the Renaissance in Italy and attributed to the Florentine Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527). The term ragion di Stato per se was advanced by the Venetian Jesuit Giovanni Botero (1544-1617) in 1598 with a very significant departure from the philosophy of Machiavelli, whom he was conflicting. The ragion di Stato was not about increasing the power of the Prince by military means, but the strengthening of the State through the active support of the national economy, conceived as the capacity of the labor force for production of goods and wealth generating taxes to state coffers. This does not mean that the State renounces deception and violence in trying to strengthen the economy. The French philosopher Michel Foucault (1926-1984), for whom, during the modern period, the logic of life (economy) supersedes the logic of death (politics), analyzes this fundamental change in the orientation of the modern State in the general study of the History of Sexuality in the West (1976-1984), by introducing the term of bio-politics.
FES 426 L’impressionnisme comme représentation du réel
In the second half of the 19th century, the new political, economic and social environment led European artists to move away from the subjectivism of Romanticism and to see painting as a way of representing reality. The first discernible pictorial movement of modernity developed in Paris in the 1860s, then spread throughout Europe and finally to the United States. Impressionism freed artists from academic prejudice and paved the way for modern art. The aim of the course is to make students aware of the relationship between painting, nature and society.
FES 428 Introduction to theories of beauty
“Beauty” is a fundamental category in European art and literature. The course gives a short introduction to the long history of the term from antiquity to modernism. To this end, extracts of the key historical texts by Ovid (“Metamorphoses”), Plato (“Phaedrus”), Schiller (“On naive and sentimental poetry”, 1795), Darwin (“The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex”, 1871) and Freud (“Civilization and its discontents”, 1930) will be dealt with. Examples drawn from visual arts and literature will be discussed and analysed in detail.
FES 429 From Edgar Poe to Dr. Caligari. Metropolis, Crime and Crowd
This course will analyze the appearance of the crime story and the detective movie in the metropolitan era. We will examine texts by authors such as Edgar Poe and Conan Doyle and theoreticians of the Modern era such as Walter Benjamin, Siegfried Kracauer, David Frisby, and other philosophers of the Critical Schools of Thought. But the main subject of this course will be the selected filmography: German expressionism (Murnau, Lang, Wiene), Sherlock Holmes movies, famous detectives and crime series. General characteristics of metropolitan life will emerge by this confrontation between crime and the modern crowd. It is those same characteristics that made the crime story and film gender the dominant species in the Modern Era: As Benjamin put it “the crowd hides like a veil the murderer”. Furthermore, crowd psychology and manipulation by the means of terror and propaganda is obvious in movies like Robert Wiene’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Germany, 1920). At least that is the opinion of Siegfried Kracauer, who actually saw a relation between German expressionism and the rise of the Nazi’s. This course follows the wider sociological and philosophical analysis of European metropolitan modernity.
FES 430 Cinéma : la tradition européenne
Europe is not only the continent that saw the birth of cinema with the Lumière brothers (France, 1895), but also the birthplace of the most artistically important cinematographic currents: German expressionist cinema, the first avant-garde, surrealist cinema, Soviet experimental cinema, the Scandinavian school, Italian neo-realism, British Free cinema, French New Wave, German New Cinema, Danish Dogme95 , etc. Equally important are the directors and actors exiled in Hollywood before and during the Second World War. The aim of the course is to introduce these movements and directors, as well as a number of the legendary stars of the European film firmament. Students will also be introduced to fundamental theoretical texts and specialist magazines, such as Les Cahiers du cinéma (France) or Sequence (UK). Students will be familiarised with film terminology, cinematic narrative conventions and the main currents of the European film tradition, in order to acquire a scholarly knowledge of film.
FES 431 Les Misérables : un chef-d’œuvre littéraire, 50 films
Since the discovery of the 7th art, his relationship with literature has always been very close. To offer to the audience what in the past was the intimate and exclusive privilege of the most imaginative readers was a revolution. Visualising on a screen the dreams and fantasies of the greatest authors of universal literature could only materialise an unsuspected power of the art of cinema and its representatives: from the same great text, directors could produce different works, although theoretically the same. Different: because everyone has their own sensibility. In addition, the priorities and resources available for animation and production are never the same. One of the classic authors of modern Europe, who have generously fed the cinematic imagination, is Victor Hugo. Both Notre Dame de Paris and Les Misérables have inspired a large number of film makers, as well as plays. The object of the course is the systematic study of the relationship between Les Misérables, the masterpiece of his maturity, and the cinema. Partial film screenings will first lead to an evaluation of the faithfulness of these productions to the original text. Successive comparisons will then be proposed between the various films in order to establish a classification of convergences and divergences between the various film versions of Les Misérables. In general, Anglo-Saxon productions have little connection to the original text. In principle, these are various types of adaptation from the original text. In contrast, European productions, especially French ones, are generally much more faithful to the text. Students will be asked to reflect on these observations, as well as on new openings that film adaptations of Hugo’s masterpiece may suggest to the attentive, receptive and initiated viewer. The course also offers the possibility of making the young audience aware of the timelessness of the values and struggles for justice that Victor Hugo highlights in his work, in different ways depending on the film (a timelessness that explains and justifies the continuing interest of directors and producers in this work): social misery changes its face from one era to the next, but the lack of respect for human dignity remains, unfortunately, always relevant.
FES 432 La condition humaine dans la culture du XXe s.
In the 20th century, writers, thinkers and artists questioned the human condition through forms of representation that surprised their recipients. Major historical and political events, such as the two World Wars, establish themes in literary creation such as the space of emptiness, death, waiting, the end, the absurd. The works studied question the relationship between memory and forgetting, the emptiness of knowledge, the absurdity of the human condition.
FES 433 Transformations du texte littéraire
The course offers an examination of the process of transformation of the literary text into other forms of representation (television, theatre or stage adaptation, film, plastic, music etc.) and how this process highlights new relationships between text and transformation, and the creation of a new work. The analysis of literary works and their various adaptations will introduce students to the main mechanisms of literary creation, to the question of rewriting, adaptation, transposition and transmediation.
FES 438 Littérature française du XVIIIe siècle
If the French 17th century was a century of stability, a Christian, monarchical and classical century, the 18th century was very different. It was a century characterised by a movement of ideas, that of the Enlightenment, which generated an effervescence on all levels (social, political, economic, scientific, philosophical, literary, etc.) with a general challenge to the foundations and structures of the society of the time. The French Revolution was the culmination of this effervescence, both socially and politically. From an aesthetic and artistic point of view, a new sensibility emerged, later described as “pre-romantic”, which would have a decisive influence on the artistic and literary movements of the following centuries. The French literature of the 18th century between 1715, the year of the death of Louis XIV, and 1799, the year of Napoleon Bonaparte’s coup d’état (which, by establishing the Consulate, put an end to the turmoil of the revolutionary period), is a literature generally inspired and guided by a philosophical ideal, predominant in the intellectual life of the time, in full renaissance. This literature was favoured by the works of Bayle and Fontenelle, and also enriched by the explorations of travellers and knowledge of the Orient, which gave rise, towards the end of the century, to Orientalism, which was very present in the artistic and literary inspiration of the 19th century. Voltaire, Montesquieu, Diderot and Rousseau, highly politicised authors, challenged the absolute monarchy, denounced the abuses of political and religious power, and demanded a social contract inspired by the principles of justice, tolerance and meritocracy… The course programme provides for an introductory study of the most important authors of this century, representatives of various philosophical and literary trends. Emphasizing the subversive will and power of Enlightenment philosophical and literary works and their connections with 19th and 20th century thinkers, the course will have a comparative orientation. In this context, the novelistic avatars of the 18th century will be approached in their astonishing wealth of genres (novels of instruction, picaresque novels, exoticism, erotic or libertine novels, etc.). On the philosophical level, as the available material is difficult to identify, certain choices will be imposed: Voltaire’s historiography and historical determinism, Montesquieu’s reformism and satire, Rousseau’s social pact, Helvetius’ and Condillac’s materialism, Diderot’s Encyclopaedia… The ambition of the course is to understand the importance of the specificity of these trends, both in the context of the time and in that of the evolution of the founding ideas of “modernity” which will condition all revolutionary changes on the philosophical, political and artistic levels during the centuries that will follow.
FES 439 Littérature et peinture
This course examines the relationship between literature and painting from Greco-Roman antiquity to the present day, in the digital age, through the major European aesthetic movements. The transversal approach will allow students to grasp the specificities of literature and painting at the intersection of the visible and the readable, through the analysis of theoretical and critical texts, as well as the analysis of literary and pictorial texts.
FES 440 (Σύγχρονα Γαλλικά Λογοτεχνικά ρεύματα και κείμενα)
FES 441 Modernité : Dada et surréalisme
FES 442 (Φιλοσοφία του Χρήματος)
FES 444 Introduction to the theory of “sublime”
The sublime is a fundamental category in European art and literature. The course gives a short introduction to the long history of the term from antiquity to post modernism. To this end, extracts of the key historical texts by Longin (Περὶ Ὕψους), Boileau (Traité du sublime, 1674), Burke (A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful, 1757), Kant (Critique of Judgment, 1790 ) and Lyotard (Le sublime et l’avant-garde, 1988) will be dealt with. Examples drawn from visual arts and literature will be discussed and analysed in detail.
Das Erhabene ist eine grundlegende Kategorie in der Europäischen Kunst und Literatur. Der Kurs gibt eine Einführung in die Geschichtes des Theorems von der Antike bis zur Postmoderne. Hierzu werden Auszüge aus den herausragenden Texten von Longin (Περὶ Ὕψους), Boileau (Traité du sublime, 1674), Burke (A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful, 1757), Kant (Kritik der Urteilskraft, 1790) und Lyotard (Le sublime et l’avant-garde, 1988) behandelt. Zu der Kunsttheorie sollen Beispiele aus der Bildenden Kunst und Literatur ausführlich besprochen und analysiert werden.
FES 472 Mémoire de Maîtrise
In order to graduate in French Language and Literature, it is imperative that students write a Master’s thesis. The subject is chosen in consultation with the supervising professor of the student’s research. The minimum number of pages expected is 20-30 pages, including the bibliography. This course will help students to manage their first long research paper, i.e. to meet deadlines and presentation standards, to ensure the quality and relevance of their research as well as their argumentation and respect of scientific ethics. To register for the FES 472 final year dissertation, the student must have successfully completed a total of 180 ECTS (120 ECTS validated by the courses of the first two years + 60 ECTS from the courses of the following years). Students must complete the form for the choice of supervisor (2 names) for the Master’s thesis
, and submit it to the secretariat of the Department of French and European Studies at the end of the semester prior to registration for the Master’s thesis.
FES 475 Mémoire de Maîtrise
In order to graduate in Modern Languages and European Studies, it is imperative that students write a Master’s thesis. The subject is chosen in consultation with the supervising professor of the student’s research. The minimum number of pages expected is 20-30 pages, including the bibliography. This course will help students to manage their first long research paper, i.e. to meet deadlines and presentation standards, to ensure the quality and relevance of their research as well as their argumentation and respect of scientific ethics. To register for the FES 472 final year dissertation, the student must have successfully completed a total of 180 ECTS (120 ECTS validated by the courses of the first two years + 60 ECTS from the courses of the following years). Students must complete the form for the choice of supervisor (2 names) for the Master’s thesis
, and submit it to the secretariat of the Department of French and European Studies at the end of the semester prior to registration for the Master’s thesis.
FES 481 (Ο Ευρωπαϊκός Φιλελληνισμός)
FES 482 Το Φαντασιακό του Ευρωπαϊκού Χώρου: Μητροπόλεις Επικράτειες, Θαλάσσια Τοπία (Imaginary of Metropolitan space)
FES 483 Art Européen et Mythologie grecque
Ancient Greek myths are a constitutive element of European culture. They enrich literature, theatre and film as well as music and visual arts. Why are we interested in ancient myths? Why don’t they lose their charm? The course examines different approaches to the issue. It returns to the beginning of the scientific study of the myth. It analyses the changes and transformations of the characteristic phenomena of the mythical tradition and uses new approaches to the interpretation of myth, psychoanalysis and semiology. Finally, it examines the broader relationships of myth with philosophy, religion, society and politics. The aim of the course is to give students a better understanding of the fundamental role of mythology in European culture and to familiarise them with the corresponding scientific vocabulary.
FES 485 (Η Επαναστατική Παράδοση στην Ευρώπη)