This course is conducted entirely in French, with all
discussions and writings in French. The goal of this
course is to
introduce the student to the four main literary genres
poetry, short stories, the novel and theatre. In
addition, the course
prepares students for writing compositions and exams in
discussing literature in French, and for learning to
write a French
explication de texte.
The works we will study include a representative overview of poetry from the 16th to the 20th century, including works by Ronsard, La Fontaine, Vigny, Musset, Hugo, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Valéry and Apollinaire. We will also read short stories by Simone de Beauvoir in La Femme rompue.. We will read the play by Jean-Paul Sartre titled Les Mouches and discuss how the work portrays existentialist philosophy. Finally we will read the very important feminist novel by Annie Ernaux titled La Femme gelée.
Final grades will be based on three exams, two
one explication de texte, as well as class
you have any questions about the course, please contact
me by e-mail
and I will answer you as quickly as possible. My e-mail