FRENCH 368 - Enlightenment, Revolution, and Romanticism
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: French (FRENCH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Enforced Prerequisites:
Two courses in FRENCH numbered 250-299; or FRENCH 235 and two RCLANG 320; or FRENCH 235, one course in FRENCH numbered 250-299 and one RCLANG 320.
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course explores a crucial century and a half (roughly 1715 to 1851) in which France occupied the center stage of world history and its modern society and institutions came into being. Writers of the Enlightenment produced a witty and disrespectful literature that criticized the customs and social structures of monarchic France and its powerful Church. These writings contributed—though how, and how much, is still a matter of debate—to the French Revolution of 1789, whose repercussions led succeeding generations in France to be preoccupied with history, time, loss, change, self, and art—leading themes of what came to be known as romantic literature. This course will feature major readings in literature (from Madame de Graffigny, Rousseau, Voltaire, Madame de Duras, Stendhal, Balzac, and Nerval) but will also include readings on the history of France during this period, with special focus on the French Revolution.

Course Requirements:

Three short papers and one oral examination. Grading will be based on class participation (30%), the three papers (20% each), and an oral examination (10%). The oral examination will be scheduled at the end of the semester and/or during the final examination period, with enough individual choice in appointment times to avoid conflicts and exam overload.

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FRENCH 368 - Enlightenment, Revolution, and Romanticism
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001 (REC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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ISBN: 9780873527774
Lettres d'une Peruvienne, Author: Francoise de Graffigny ; introduction by Joan DeJean and Nancy K. Miller., Publisher: Modern Language Association of America 1993
ISBN: 9780873527798
Ourika : the original French text, Author: Claire de Duras ; edited by Joan DeJean ; introduction by Joan DeJean and Margaret Waller., Publisher: Modern Language Association of America 1994
ISBN: 9780192853967
The French Revolution : a very short introduction, Author: William Doyle, Publisher: New York 2001
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