Literature and Crisis|
Spring 2007 not offered
This seminar focuses on the following question: How do writers in 20th-century France address historical crisis in their works? We investigate the various ways in which writing deals with war and its aftermath, with immigration and women's issues and more recently, with the AIDS crisis. Denial, indifference, violence and political commitment are among the possible responses.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(FRST)
(tentative list) Jean-Paul Sartre, LES MAINS SALES Georges Perec, W OU LE SOUVENIR D'ENFANCE Jean Cocteau, THOMAS L'IMPOSTEUR Marguerite Duras, LA DOULEUR Rene Ceccaty, L'ACCOMPAGNEMENT Maren Sell, LA FEMME SANS TETE A list of secondary texts will be available at the beginning of the semester.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Several short papers. Final take-home examination.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course is intended for students who have completed a French course numbered 215 or higher or have placed out of FREN 215 through the placement test this fall. Students will be asked to participate actively and give a short oral presentation.
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