Women and Literature in France, 1945-2002: A Complete Revolution?|
Spring 2010 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.
Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
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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. LE RAVISSEMENT
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: |
While any student who has completed FREN 215 (with a minimum grade of B) or has placed out of FREN 215 through the placement test may sign up for this course, it is an advanced course intended for students who have already taken two courses in French beyond 215 or already studied abroad in a French-speaking country. Readings, written assignments and class discussions will be in French. Only COL students may take this course for pass/fail.