A course in reading and interpreting French and Francophone 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 French African and Caribbean Literature, Gender and Love in Women’s Writing, Sex and Space in Text and Film, Supernatural and Salacious: Medieval Short Fiction, The Fantastic in Text and Film, and Exile and Belonging in French and Francophone Texts. 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.