Topics in French and Francophone Literature

A course in reading and interpreting French literature in esthetic and cultural contexts, students read and gain an appreciation of texts from a variety of genres and historical periods. Representative topics include 19th century Fantastic Tales, French African and Caribbean Literature, Gender and Desire in French Literature, French Avant-Garde Theatre, Silence and Noise in French and Francophone Literature. Emphasis is given to advanced language study, composition, and oral proficiency. The topic varies from year to year and will be published in the preregistration bulletin.