Fables, Foibles, Messages, and Morals: Varieties of French Moralistic Literature|
Fall 2009 not offered
The course will attempt to acquaint the student with the broad range of works--poetry, fiction, theater, etc.--from the Middle Ages to the present, whose didactic intent--sometimes primary, sometimes a thin pretext for artistic expression--serves as a unifying theme. Works studied will be as diverse as medieval Aesopica and courtesy-books on the one hand and dramatic PROVERBES of Musset on the other. Among the other authors studied will be La Fontaine, Voltaire, Vigny, Dumas fils, and Gide.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (RMST)
Readings from works by the following authors: Moliere, Marivaux, Sedaine, Musset, Vigny, Dumas fils, Ionesco, Anouilh, La Fontaine, Voltaire, Romains, Gide.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Oral presentation: two papers (3-4 pages): final exam.
|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.
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