Short Stories of France (3)
Some of the most important
French short stories in English translation. Close reading and historical
overview. Authors include Beckett, Camus, Maupassant, Nerval, Sartre, Stendhal, and Voltaire.
Major French Writers in Translation (3,3)
Landmarks of French literature from the Renaissance to the present. Plays, novels, and essays of such authors as Molière, Voltaire, Rousseau, Balzac, Flaubert, Sartre, and Camus.
Credit not given for both 01:420:241 or 242 and 01:195:251.
The Theater of France (3)
An introduction to important plays in the history of French
theater in English translation. Approach combines close reading with discussion
of historical context and staging practices.
Francophilia: Literature and Sexuality in Modern France (3)
Explores cultural representations of nonconforming sexualities in France from the late-19th century to the present. Approach combines writing exercises with close reading and analytical discussion of literature, theory, and film within evolving historical context.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:888:291.
Modern French Cinema (in English) (3)
Survey of the development of French cinema from World War II to the present day. Emphasis on the historical sociopolitical, and aesthetic content of films screened.
Credit not given for this course and 01:420:308 or 01:175:306.
Twentieth-Century Feminism: Theories of Gender (3)
Exploration of 20th-century French women writers in the social context of feminist theories of gender and the relation of theory to literary practice.
Contemporary French Critical Thought (3)
Introduction to contemporary French intellectual trends, with emphasis on poststructuralist movements. Readings of such writers as Barthes, Derrida, Foucault, and Lacan.
Topics in the Comparative Syntax of French and Francophone Dialects and Creoles (3)
Survey of advanced problems of syntax in French and Francophone dialects and creoles in conjunction with theoretical problems in linguistics.
Prerequisite: 01:420:333 or 01:615:201 or permission of instructor.