MEMS 377 - Literature, History, and Culture of Early Modern France
Section: 001 Pain: Prose, Performance, Painting
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS)
Department: LSA History
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Enforced Prerequisites:
Two courses in FRENCH numbered FRENCH 250-299; or FRENCH 235 and two RCLANG 320; or FRENCH 235, one course in FRENCH numbered FRENCH 250-299 and one RCLANG 320.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course will address depictions of pain — both physical and emotional — in prose fiction, plays, and paintings from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, paying particular attention to the gendering of pain, to the various salvations it is understood to bring about, and to the vexed question of why reading about and looking at pain might give pleasure. Texts will include Hélisenne de Crenne, Les angoysses douleureuses; Marguerite de Navarre, Heptameron; Guilleragues, Lettres portugaises; Racine, Phèdre; Lafayette, La princesse de Montpensier, La comtesse de Tende; Prévost, Manon Lescaut.

MEMS 377 - Literature, History, and Culture of Early Modern France
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001 (REC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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