French and Italian | Reading and Expression in French
F300 | 10448 | Ansart, Guillaume

This course is an introduction to reading French literature and is
taught in French. We will read stories (Flaubert's “Un Coeur
simple,” Camus' “L'Hôte”) and short novels (Mérimée's Carmen,
Gide's La Symphonie pastorale, Colette’s Le Blé en
herbe), watch film adaptations of Carmen and La
Symphonie pastorale, and read short lyric poems from the
Renaissance to the 20th century, by poets such as Ronsard, La
Fontaine, Hugo, Baudelaire, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Apollinaire. Students
will write a take-home paper (two versions), an in-class essay, and
take a final exam.