French And Italian | Enlightenment Narrative
F435 | 2421 | Ansart


Topic:  Love, the family, and social order: the novel from Enlightenment to
Romanticism (1730-1845)  This course will be devoted to close readings of
five short novels written between the early eighteenth and the middle of the
nineteenth centuries--three of them by men and two by women--which explore
conflicts of love and passion with the institutions representing
social order:  the family, patriarchy, class divisions, etc . . .

We will read the following works:
Prévost, Manon Lescaut (1731)
Mme de Tencin, Mémoires du comte de Comminge(1735)
Mme de Charrière, Lettres de Lausanne (1785-87)
Constant, Adolphe (1816)
Mérimée, Carmen (1845)

Students will be asked to write two papers (6-8 pages each) and take a final
exam.