French and Italian | Le Roman au XVIIIe siècle
F536 | 25736 | Prof. Guillaume Ansart


In depth readings of three representative masterpieces of each of
the two dominant narrative forms of the eighteenth century: the
memoir-novel (Prévost's Manon Lescaut, Crébillon's Les
égarements du coeur et de l'esprit, Marivaux's La vie de
Marianne) and the epistolary novel (Rousseau's La nouvelle
Héloïse, Laclos' Les liaisons dangereuses, Mme de
Charrière's Caliste & Lettres de Lausanne). We will
concentrate both on the aesthetic and sociological dimensions of the
works. Grading: one oral presentation, one research paper, a final
exam.