Exoticism: Imaginary Geographies in 18th- and 19th-Century French Literature|
Fall 2011 not offered
This course will consider the fascination with the exotic--with foreign landscapes, customs, and culture--in 18th- and 19th-century French fiction and poetry. Discussions will focus on the representation of foreignness and the construction of the exotic woman, as well as on the status of the European gaze. Major authors may include Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Chateaubriand, Balzac, Mérimée, Loti, Flaubert, Hugo, Baudelaire, and Gautier.
There will be multiple papers and some re-writing.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(FRST-MN)(FRST)(RMST)
Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Paul et Virginie
Balzac, "La fille aux yeux d'or"
Baudelaire, Fleurs du mal
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Multiple Written Assignments, re-writes
Frequent Class presentations
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While any student who has completed FREN215 with a minimum grade of B or has placed out of FREN215 through the placement test may sign up for this course, it is an introductory course intended for students who have just completed 215 or not taken more than one course in French beyond 215 and not yet studied abroad in a French-speaking country. Students who are not admitted to the course through pre-registration are strongly encouraged to submit an enrollment request and attend the class the first day.
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