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Forbidden Love: From the Middle Ages to the French Revolution

FREN 397
Fall 2023 not offered
Course Cluster and Certificates: Queer Studies

This seminar examines the notion of "forbidden love" in prose fiction, memoirs, poetry, and theater written in French from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution. Students will gain a theoretical and historical understanding of concepts such as love and desire, and how they inform ideas of race, gender, and sexuality in the early francophone world. Students will also watch 20th- and 21st-century film and theatrical adaptations of selected works. By the end of the course, students will have acquired an appreciation for a central but often neglected dimension of francophone literature and culture, become familiar with a method combining a historical approach with the use of essential theoretical concepts, explored how attention to noncanonical and/or "nonliterary" material can extend their knowledge of the period, and provided evidence of competence in critical reading and in the presentation of independent research.
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-MN)(FRST)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)(RMST)

Last Updated on SEP-23-2023
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