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19th-Century Fictions of Desire
FREN 326
Spring 2011
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: COL 326, FGSS 327

From romantic passion to decadent perversion, 19th-century fictions place desire at the core of identity, even and especially if it is unsatisfied. But is desire ours? Do we really know what we want? In this course, we will read a range of short stories and longer fictions about love and desire, asking where desire is located, how it may be gendered, how it is affected by time, how its objects are found, and how literary forms are structured by desire's many manifestations. Authors may include Constant, Balzac, Sand, Flaubert, and Maupassant. All readings and discussion in French.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation, Writing
The class will focus on close readings of texts, which students will be asked to discuss in terms of language, literary structure, and historical context. Students will be asked to substantiate their interpretations in written essays.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RLAN
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(FGSS)(FRST)(RMST)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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