Exoticism: Imaginary Geographies|
Fall 2006 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, the construction of the exotic woman, as well as on the status of the European gaze. Major authors include Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Chateaubriand, Balzac, Mérimée, Loti, Flaubert, Hugo, Baudelaire, and Gautier.
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|Course Format: Lecture/Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, PAUL AND VIRGINIA
Balzac, "The Girl with Golden Eyes"
Victor Segalen. "Essay on exoticism"
Poetry selections from Hugo, Baudelaire, and Gautier.
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Three papers, one final term paper, and several in-class oral presentations.