Women and Literature in France, 1945-2002: A Complete Revolution?|
Fall 2009 not offered
This course investigates the writings of women in France since the publication of Simone de Beauvoir's LE DEUXIEME SEXE in 1949. Through a study of novels and other texts by women writers such as Beauvoir, Mansour, Duras, Cardinal, Redonnet, we will explore the role of politics, psychoanalysis, and the question of memory in women's writing, as well as the themes of maternity, sexuality, the relationship between the public and the private. In a more sociological perspective, we will also determine the influence of feminism on literature.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FGSS)(FRST)(RMST)
(tentative reading list)
Simone de Beauvoir. LE DEUXIEME SEXE
Marie Cardinal. LES MOTS POUR LE DIRE
Marguerite Duras. HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR
Marguerite Yourcenar. ENFANCE
Marie Redonnet. ROSE MELIE ROSE
Marie Darrieusecq. TRUISMES
Additional texts (fiction and theory) by Julia Kristeva, Luce Irigaray, Catherine Clement, Monique Wittig, etc...
|Examination and Assignments: |
Several short papers; final paper. Oral presentation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This is an introductory course intended for students who have completed FREN215 or have placed out of FREN215 through the placement test, but not taken more than one course in French beyond 215 and not yet studied abroad in a French-speaking country. Students who have already taken two courses in French beyond FREN215 or studied abroad should take 300-level courses.