French And Italian | Lectures et analyses littéraires
F300 | 2313 | Isbell


In this course, taught as creative writing, we'll read (and act out!) a bittersweet
Romantic comedy by Musset, On ne badine pas avec l'amour ("Don't mess around
with love"); a half-realist, half-fantastic volume of twentieth-century Contes
et nouvelles; Albert Camus's L'Etranger ("The Outsider"), a famous
story of the human condition; and a lovely collection of French poetry since 1850,
where we will discover "The Poets' Tool-Box". As homework, we'll write a poem,
retell a fairy tale and create a one-act play.