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.
France in the World--the World in France (3)
An exploration through architecture, cinema, music,
literature, and visual arts of 21st-century France's place in the world and the
rest of the world's conception of France.
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.
Life Writing in France (3)
Critical interpretation of autobiographical texts, with particular attention to the distinction of fact and fiction, and theories of subjectivity, identity, and memory.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:195:262.
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.
Music, Culture, and Memory in the French-Speaking World (3)
The place of music in French and Francophone culture, with particular attention to its role in historical events and in the way they are remembered.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:195:282.
French Gastronomy and Global Food Culture (3)
Cultural codes and socioeconomic contexts that shape the preparation and consumption of food in France and the United States. Cross-cultural interdisciplinary perspectives on contemporary issues such as technology and cultural identity, cultural heritage in a globalized world, food and migration, sustainable communities, food insecurity, food justice, and food sovereignty.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:070:382.
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 both 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.
Francophone Linguistics (3)
Study of problems 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. Credit not given for both this course and 01:615:407.