French and Italian | Colloquium in French Studies–Literature and the Arts
F451 | 25379 | Stephens, Sonya Clare


Topic: Problems of Representation in France 1830-1914.  Taking the
period 1830 to 1914 as a key moment not only for the birth of the
modern, but also for the relationship between the arts, we will
study the question of representation and the ways in which writers
and artists in France experiment with form, both in their own art
and in relation to other arts.  We will consider notions such as the
transposition d’art, the shared circle, the studio (the
artist at work), and art criticism and its influence to examine the
development of literature and the arts in this period. The course
will develop your skills in reading both texts and images, offer you
a comparative approach to the different arts and to the
understanding of French culture, and enable you better to understand
the key notion of representation itself. This course will be
conducted in French.

Books required:
Apollinaire, Alcools (Paris: Gallimard, 1966) ISBN:
2070300072 and Calligrammes (Paris: Gallimard, 1966) ISBN:
2070300080
Balzac, Le chef d’œuvre inconnu (1831) (Paris: Gallimard, 2005) ISBN: 2070308758
Baudelaire, Charles. Écrits sur l’art (1846-1859) (Paris: Livre de poche, 1992) ISBN: 2253060909
Zola, Émile. L’Œuvre (Paris: Gallimard, 2006) ISBN: 2070339823
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