Teaching literature in the French language and literature departments in Greece: research methodologies and results of a quantitative and qualitative survey
[L’enseignement de la littérature dans les départements de langue et de littérature françaises en Grèce : méthodologies de recherche et résultats d’une enquête quantitative et qualitative]
The purpose of this study is to present the methodology of research followed during my Doctoral thesis defended in Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3 University in April 2015. This doctoral thesis in Teaching Languages and Cultures aimed to examine French Literature teaching in the Greek university system in order to establish its main features. The two departments of « French Language and Literature » in Athens and in Thessaloniki constituted our field of observation. Relying on questionnaires and interviews with students and professors, we attempted to detect the representations, the nature of choices made in relation to texts and commonly adopted approaches to literature instruction. This thesis cross-references students’ expectations and conceptions with those stipulated in handbooks and proposed by professors.
Key words: teaching of literature, French as a Foreign Language, research methodologies, methodological triangulation, quantitative research, qualitative research