- Analysis of exceptional works and of the aesthetic currents to which they belong leads, more generally, to exploring their connections with the country's political, linguistic, and institutional history, to identifying affinities with the literature of neighbouring countries, and, in the case of the most recent of them, to situate them within the framework of the French-speaking world.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
The skills to be acquired are aesthetic, historical, and political in nature.
- recognizing the existence,
- knowing the complex history,
- understanding the worth and the particular characteristics,
- and analysing the main works of Belgium's French-speaking literature.
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Contents: Complexity of an emerging literature. De Coster and the Legend of Ulenspiegel. Lemonnier and the naturalism. 1880's generation (Rodenbach, Maeterlinck, Elskamp, Eekhoud, Verhaeren). Effervescence of the inter-war period (new dramaturgies, surrealisms, Baillon, and so on) After World War II (exile figures, "Belgique sauvage"). Turning-point of the Seventies (return to the History, ways of intimacy).