Women and Literature in France, 1945-2002: A Complete Revolution?|
Fall 2015 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, and 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)
Simone de Beauvoir. LE DEUXIEME SEXE (excerpts)
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) will be placed on Moddle
|Examinations 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 FREN 215 or already studied abroad in a French-speaking country. Readings, written assignments and class discussions will be in French. Only COL students my take this course CR/U. All others must take it for a letter grade. Students who are not admitted to the course through pre-registration are strongly encouraged to submit an enrollment request and attend the first class.
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