French and Italian | Contemporary French Theory and Criticism
F647 | 25731 | Prof. Gilbert Chaitin


F647 is an advanced survey of recent and contemporary theory and
criticism in French and francophone writings. Beginning with a brief
glance at formalism and structuralism, the course explores the
trends and concepts that have dominated the critical scene in the
past four decades: structural psychoanalysis, deconstruction, post-
modernism, feminism, cultural theory and francophone versions of
post-colonial theory. Short texts by writers such as Barthes,
Bourdieu, Cixous, Deleuze, Derrida, Djebar, Foucault, Glissant,
Irigaray, Kristeva, Lacan, Lyotard. There will be a midterm and a
final examination. A term paper may be substituted for the final
exam with permission of the instructor. There will be no incompletes
in this course. This class is joint-offered with CMLT C602.