French and Italian | STUDIES IN 19TH-CENT FRENCH LIT: NOVEL & SELF
F640 | 27482 | Bray, Patrick Maxwell


Topic: Subjectivity and the French Novel from 1800-1857.  How does
narrative literature, as it developed in the wake of the French
Revolution, reflect and also construct subjectivity? What are the
factors (spatial, political, technological, sexual, and social) that
define the self in the first half of the 19th century? Through close
readings of Romantic and Realist novels, as well as works by
theorists such as Michel Foucault, Marc Augť, Roland Barthes, and
Gilles Deleuze, we will examine how the modern subject is both
framed by the text and resists definition. Readings by StaŽl,
Chateaubriand, Balzac, Stendhal, Sand, Musset, Nerval, and Flaubert.
Taught in French.