From the Diary to the Stage: Women Writers and Literary Genres from the 17th to the 20th Centuries|
Spring 2010 not offered
While women in France were not welcomed in the literary sphere, they have nonetheless participated in the various movements that have radically affected literature from the 17th century on. The purpose of this course is to discuss women's space within the literary field. Through the study of various texts, this course will examine women's compliance and defiance toward literary trends. It will also investigate the roles of literary categories (letters, plays, fairy tales, poems, novels, and essays) in women's production.
Intercultural Literacy, Writing
Students will interpret, speak and write about texts written in French by women. They will analyze the place of women in different literary genres and across several centuries.
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Marie-Madeleine de La Fayette, LA PRINCESSE
Marie Leprince de Beaumont, LA BELLE ET LA BETE
George Sand, LA MARE AU DIABLE
Simone de Beauvoir, LA FEMME ROMPUE
Marguerite Duras, L'EDEN CINEMA
Nathalie Sarraute, ENFANCE
Marie Redonnet, SILSIE
A package of secondary texts by Louise Colet, Collette,
Louise de Vilmorin, Julia Kristeva, Monique Wittig and
Helene Cixous will be available at the beginning of the
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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 introductory course intended for students who have just completed FREN 215 or not taken more than one course in French beyond 215 and not yet studied abroad in a French-speaking country. Readings, written assignments and class discussions will be in French. Only COL students may take this course CR/U. All others must take it for a letter grade.
Unless preregistered students attend the first class meeting or communicate directly with the instructor prior to the first class, they will be dropped from the class list. NOTE: Students must still drop the course electronically.