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Fall '00 Course Guide

Courses in French (Division 371)

Fall Term, 2000 (September 6 December 22)

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Instructions for students requesting overrides for French or Spanish 101, 103, 231, or 232.

  1. Try to find a section that will fit into your schedule, since the Department cannot guarantee every student a space in a section of his/her own choice.

    However, do not register for a class that you cannot attend. You will not be eligible to override into the section of your choice if you are registered for any section of 101-232, even if you cannot attend that section.
  2. As it states in the Time Schedule any registered student who misses one of the first four class meetings will be dropped from the course, thereby leaving some open spaces for those students who have been closed out.

    If there is absolutely no section open which will fit your schedule, you should follow this procedure:
    1. Start attending the section you would like to get into on the first day of class. You will receive a Proof of Attendance form which must be signed by your instructor every day. You must attend a class every day, but it does not need to be the same section. All students must take action through T-T Registration to make sure their official schedule of courses matches the courses they are taking.
    2. On Tuesday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m., there will be a meeting in the basement of the MLB, rooms to be announced later, for each of the above courses. At these meetings, students will be assigned to remaining vacated spaces in the most fair and equitable manner possible, using a lottery system. At no time, however, will any class be allowed to exceed 25 students. Students must bring their printout of classes and the Proof of Attendance form to the meeting!
  3. Please note that you will not be allowed to change sections at these meetings. Beginning Wednesday, September 15, Elementary French Language Supervisors will hear requests for section changes and fill those requests to whatever degree is possible.
  4. Please ensure when adding with the override that you also add modifiers for pass/fail, etc.

Elementary Language Courses

Students who intend to continue a language begun in high school must take the Placement Test to determine the language course in which they should enroll. French 102 is NOT open to students who have begun instruction in high school. It is strongly recommended that students who began French at another college or university also take the placement test. Students must check with the Course Coordinator for any exceptions to the Placement Test level.

367/368/369 Introduction to French Literature.

The objective of this series of courses is to acquaint students with significant literary works and literary theories drawn from the entire range of French literature. Each work is analyzed (in French) individually for its own merit and is then placed within the context of its period. Students are asked to read carefully the assigned works, to reflect on them, and to express their reactions and ideas in class. The instructor holds class discussions, points out the artistic values of the work, and attempts in many cases to show the evolution of literature as it reflects various external factors. Grades may be based on discussions, papers, and a midterm and/or final examination.


French 101. Elementary French.

Elementary Language Courses

Prerequisites & Distribution: Students with any prior study of French must take the Placement Test. Credit is not granted for more than two courses from French 101, 102, and 103. (4). (LR).

Credits:

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The sequence of French 101/102 presents the essential elements of French grammar, vocabulary, and culture which are needed in everyday life to understand French spoken at a moderate speed and to be understood by sympathetic native speakers. Vocabulary and structures are practiced in class primarily through communicative activities stressing listening and speaking. Authentic documents are used to develop reading skills and culture. Cultural awareness and listening skills are further developed through listening and video materials. Classes meet four hours per week in sections of 20-25 students. Daily homework assignments involve studying vocabulary and grammar, writing exercises or short compositions, and practice in listening comprehension. There are several quizzes and tests, as well as midterm and final examinations and speaking tests. Class participation is graded.

Cost: 3 Waitlist Code: 1

French 102. Elementary French, Continued.

Elementary Language Courses

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 101. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 103. French 102 is NOT open to students who have begun instruction at the high school level. College or university transfer students who have received credit for one term are encouraged to enroll in French 103. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See French 101. French 102 is the continuation of French 101. French 102 is NOT open to students who have begun instruction at the high school level. College or university transfer students who have received credit for one term are encouraged to enroll in French 103. It is STRONGLY suggested that transfer students see H. Neu for advice regarding placement in the appropriate course.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

French 103. Review of Elementary French.

Elementary Language Courses

Prerequisites & Distribution: Assignment by placement test. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 102. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

French 103 is a course for students with some prior language study in French, and covers the same material presented in French 101/102. Entrance into the course is by placement or with the permission of the course coordinator. Because students are expected to be already familiar with some of the material, the course moves at a rapid pace, and students will need to plan on spending at least 8-10 hours each week preparing daily lessons. The objectives and methods of instruction are similar to those of French 101/102. Quizzes (with both oral and written components) are administered to check students' assimilation of material. There are three hourly exams, a final, compositions, and speaking tests. By the end of the course, students will have a good working vocabulary and strong listening comprehension skills; they should be able to express themselves in French (both in writing and orally) using most of the basic structural patterns in the language. Students will also have a general knowledge of French-speaking cultures. Technology (multi-media, computer-based writing programs, the web) will be used to aid in acquiring listening and writing skills, and cultural competency.

Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 1

French 231. Second-Year French.

Elementary Language Courses

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 102 or 103; or assignment by placement test. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 112 or 230. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Students whose last French course was NOT at U of M Ann Arbor must take the placement test. French 231 builds and expands upon the work done in French 101/102 or French 103. The primary goals of French 231 are to:

  • develop and refine your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills;
  • provide you with strategies that allow you to communicate and read more effectively;
  • help you review previously learned grammatical structures and acquire new structures and uses;
  • develop an awareness of French-speaking cultures the world over, and to discover both similarities and differences between the way French-speaking people live, think, and express themselves as compared to the way you live, think, and express yourselves;
  • utilize technology to help you in your study of French and to have greater access to Francophone cultural documents.

Classes meet four times per week in sections of 20-25 students. Since communicative skills are emphasized daily, regular attendance and active participation are essential. Homework consists of CD-ROM activities, writing exercises, and laboratory work, both audio and video. There are comprehensive course-wide tests as well as final examinations.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

French 232. Second-Year French, Continued.

Elementary Language Courses

Section.

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 231; or assignment by placement test. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 112 or 230. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided


French 232. Second-Year French, Continued.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 002 Contextual Culture

Instructor(s): Rachael Criso (rcriso@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 231; or assignment by placement test. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 112 or 230. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Context dictates our communicative register: situation, interlocutor, and media all require understanding and an ability to adopt the necessary form of written, verbal, or listening communication. For example, when speaking during a job interview, would you use the same vocabulary, body language, tone of voice, or facial expressions that you would use with your best friend in a coffee shop? Definitely not, and neither would the French.

In this course, we will study a wide variety of communicative registers, ensuring that we can both understand and reproduce them in order to communicate efficiently and appropriately. As we will discover, a TV news presenter, for example, employs a precise set of vocabulary and communication techniques very different from a Music Video presenter; students will study the differences and recreate these examples with in-class skits.

During our studies, we will work to improve grammar by using Ensuite, applying our knowledge in presentations and written texts within the registers we have studied. The Internet will an invaluable tool as we study it's unique cyber-French. We will also study, discuss and produce our own versions of video, film, and TV clips.

The format will center around seven 2-week units:

Politics in France: history, current, recordings of speeches students write and perform.
Business in France: etiquette, vocabulary, resume, job interview skits.
French Literature: short story/poem to study students write in literary register.
Daily Life: food labels, operating instructions, recipes, schedules, etc.
Media: newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV.
Internet: Surfer le Web, discuss Americanization of French language.
Social Studies: religious language, entertainment industry

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

French 232. Second-Year French, Continued.

Elementary Language Courses

Section 013 Social Issues Through French Film.

Instructor(s): Jarrod Hayes (hayesj@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 231; or assignment by placement test. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 112 or 230. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This topics section of French 232 will focus on social issues in contemporary French society such as marriage, the family, racism, gender relations, AIDS, sexuality, social marginalization, and homelessness. Every two weeks, there will be a film screening which will serve as the starting point for class discussions. Students will also be asked to find articles in French newspapers to complement the screenings. An emphasis will be placed on improving writing skills (including grammar) as well as speaking skills through class discussion.

Requirements: one typed 1.5-page paper per film, regular tests, midterm, and final.
Films:
La cite des enfants perdus;
Sans toit ni loi;
La haine;
Trop belle pour toi;
J'ai pas sommeil;
Subway.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

French 235. Advanced Practice in French.

Other Language Courses

Section 001, 002 Advanced Practice in French Through Contemporary Social Issues

Instructor(s): Yannick Viers (yannick@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 232. (3). (Excl). May not be included in a concentration plan in French.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In this course we will be dealing with some of the most recent issues and problems facing today's French/Francophone society through readings (press and textbook articles), videos (documentaries, news program exposes, film) and CDs:

  • The "French Republic?"
  • Europe
    • The European Union (EU)
    • The European Monetary Union (EMU)
  • Transatlantic relations: Globalization/"Exception francaise"
  • Some crucial issues: Unemployment/Social exclusions/Violence/AIDS
  • "Liberty, Equality, Diversity": Families/PACS/Gay rights: Adoption and "PMA"
  • Women: "Parite politique" / "Excision"
  • "Black, Blanc, Beur": France's multicultural society Colonization/Immigration/Islam "Laicite"/Rai music.

This "cultural" approach will offer us a jumping-off point for oral and written communication (respectively 50% and 50% of the final grade): three individual oral presentations (30%), three medium-length essays (30%) and a number of written exercises (20%). Active class participation and regular attendance (20%) are expected. Required texts: Course pack (French 235, Dollar Bill) and a French grammar book.

Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 1

French 235. Advanced Practice in French.

Other Language Courses

Section 003 Topic?

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 232. (3). (Excl). May not be included in a concentration plan in French.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided


French 250. First-Year Seminar in French and Francophone Studies.

Cultural and Literary Studies

Section 001 Questions de culture: Introduction to French and Francophone Literature and Film.

Instructor(s): Carina Yervasi (cly@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 232. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (4). (HU).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course introduces students to the cultural, economic, social, and political interconnections between Francophone and European literature and cinema. The course will provide an introduction to French Studies by examining several approaches or methods to the study of cultural production. A strong emphasis will be placed on student participation in class discussions, vocabulary development, and writing skills. We will study contemporary literary and filmic texts from French-speaking writers and filmmakers from Africa, the Maghreb, the Caribbean, Canada and France. Required work: participation in class, short weekly papers, oral presentations, and one final project.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

French 270. French and Francophone Literature and Culture.

Cultural and Literary Studies

Section 001 Disease and Community.

Instructor(s): David Caron (dcaron@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 232. (3). (HU). May be elected for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will study how various concepts of health and disease have been used throughout French literary, social and political history. What is normal and what is deviant? What are the links between medical science and literature? How was medicine used to define race and sexuality? If disease can be used as exclusion, can it also be used in a positive way? What is the AIDS crisis telling us about French society?

Oral presentations and short papers.

Readings:

  • Montaigne, "D'un enfant monstrueux"
  • Chateaubriand, René.
  • Zola, Thérèse Raquin.
  • Maupassant, "Le Horla"
  • Excerpts from Drumont, La France juive, and Barrès on "the Orient" Gide, L'Immoraliste.
  • Alain Emmanuel Dreuilhe, Corps-à-corps: journal de sida.

FILM: La bête humaine

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

French 270. French and Francophone Literature and Culture.

Cultural and Literary Studies

Section 002 Topic?

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 232. (3). (HU). May be elected for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Intensive study of a topic, theme, or genre in the literature and other cultural productions of French speaking peoples, providing an introduction to the methods and practice of literary and cultural study in the French language and opportunities for development of linguistic proficiency beyond the fourth term level.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

French 270. French and Francophone Literature and Culture.

Cultural and Literary Studies

Section 003 1789-1889: The Age of the Crowds

Instructor(s): Yannick Viers (yannick@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 232. (3). (HU). May be elected for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Two symbolic dates in French history and one hundred years of monumental changes.

1789: Fall of the Bastille, followed by the abolition of the absolute monarchy and emergence of the democratic nation-state, the sovereign people, the First Republic.

1889: Rise of the Eiffel Tower, center piece of the (Third Republic's) World's Fair, enthronment of the industrial society and capitalist culture. And, (controversial) centenial of the French Revolution.

As divergent as they were, both moments share an urban space (Paris), as well as a modern social phenomena: crowds. In this course, we will study the following selection of artistic productions and cultural practices taken from the 1789-1889 period; in them urban multitudes played a visible part, or inscribed themselves implicitly. We will conclude with an approach of XIXth-century "crowd psychology."

1. Revolutionary Crowds/Revolutionary Women (Olympe de Gouges: "Declaration of the Rights of Woman and Citizeness").

2. Mass Readership: Novel, Newspaper and Lithography (Balzac, Daumier).

3. Social Classes: The Struggle (Marx).

4. Parisian Population: Centralized Bourgeoisie/Off-centred "Dangerous Classes" (Haussmann).

5. Multitude/Solitude: Arts of Modern Life.

a. Poetry: Modernity (Baudelaire).

b. Painting: Impressionism (Morisot: "Women Spaces". Manet. Caillebotte: "Men World").

c. Musicality: (Verlaine, Faure).

6. From "Flanerie" to Consumerism: Objects of Desire (Gautier, Eiffel, Benjamin).

7. Crowd Psychology (Le Bon, Freud).

Audiovisual documents will be presented in class. Required texts : a course pack and a French grammar book. Final grade : written and oral performances will each count for 50% of the final grade (two medium-length essays, a journal, written exercises; short oral presentations, regular and active participation).

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

French 274. French and Francophone Societies and Culture.

Cultural and Literary Studies

Section 001 Women Writers in French & Francophone Lit

Instructor(s): Alina Clej (aclej@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 232. (3). (HU). May be elelcted for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided


French 274. French and Francophone Societies and Culture.

Cultural and Literary Studies

Section 002 Topic?

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 232. (3). (HU). May be elelcted for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided


French 276. Spoken and Written Performance in French.

Cultural and Literary Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): William Paulson (wpaulson@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 232. (3). (HU).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is based on the idea that literature and culture in French are things that students should create and perform, not just learn or analyze. So literature will be treated not as a group of texts to be studied, but as something to be produced, transformed, read aloud, played with, and invented. The main activities will be creative writing, oral interpretation, and small-scale theatrical performances, all of which will provide diverse opportunities for using and practicing the French language. Writing projects will often involve pastiche, parody, and other forms that emphasize creative responses to readings, as well as techniques such as those of the French group OuLiPo for producing original writing when one is not necessarily inspired. There will also be Web-based projects, especially exchanges and collaborative activities on the course Web site (not yet open). Authors encountered, exploited, and performed, largely in brief works or excerpts, will include Moliere, Diderot, Rousseau, Flaubert, Baudelaire, Queneau, Perec, and Pennac.

Assignments will be frequent and generally not long. Grading will be based on written work and on class participation, which is extremely important. No final examination.

Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 1

French 367. Literature, History, and Culture of Early Modern France.

Cultural and Literary Studies

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 232, and 8 credits in courses numbered between French 250 and 299. (3). (HU). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided


French 369. Literature, History, and Culture of Modernity.

Cultural and Literary Studies

Section 001 Circulation and the City.

Instructor(s): Carina Yervasi (cly@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 232, and 8 credits in courses numbered between French 250 and 299. (3). (HU). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will explore the notions of circulation as they pertain to the specific phenomenon of urban Modernity in Paris from the mid-19th century (1848) through the 1930s.

What is Modernity and why is circulation a key concept?

What is the relationship between circulation and Modernity?

What links the notion of circulation to literature and painting?

What does the advent of photography and cinematography bring to this culture?

What role will architecture and infrastructure of the city above ground (boulevards) and below (subways, sewers) play during this period?

We will examine the history and culture of Modernity through the study of literary texts; historical documents; architecture; urban development; photography; cinema; and the mutual influences of these forces on this culture.

Required work: two short papers, an oral presentation, a midterm, and a final paper. Students will also be asked to keep a journal of their studies.

Readings:

Louis Aragon, Le paysan de Paris;
Charles Baudelaire, Les Fleurs du mal;
Charles Baudelaire, Le Spleen de Paris, Petits poêmes en prose;
Émile Zola, Le ventre de Paris.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

French 374. Problems in Society and Social Theory.

Cultural and Literary Studies

Section 001 The Extreme Right in France

Instructor(s): David Caron (dcaron@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 232, and 8 credits in courses numbered between French 250 and 299. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of nine credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Since the mid-1980s, the far-right Front National party has established itself as an important political force in France today. Its leader, Jean-Marie Le Pen, received 15% of the votes in the 1995 presidential election.

What exactly is the project of the FN? Why has the extreme right made such a dramatic come-back in France? And, most importantly, what are the historical and intellectual origins of the ideas it represents?

The purpose of this course is to discuss, through historical events as well as works of fiction, the ideas of the extreme right in several of its aspects and expressions.

Among the topics studied: the rise of nationalism in the 1880s, the Dreyfus Affair, French fascism, the Vichy government during WW II, the Algerian war, and finally the Front National. We will discuss issues such as antisemitism, gender, the body, esthetics, colonization, immigration, etc.

Literature: Maurice Barrès, Les déracinés (excerpt); Henry de Montherlant, Les olympiques (excerpts); Robert Brazillach, Les sept couleurs; Marcel Aymé, Uranus.

Course pack: various essays and articles, incl. Zola, Barrès, Le Pen, etc.

Films (tentative): Joseph Losey, Monsieur Klein; Marcel Ophuls, Le chagrin et la pitié; Leni Riefenstahl, excerpts from Triumph of the Will and Olympia.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

French 378. Studies in Genre.

Cultural and Literary Studies

Section 001 Poetry As You Like It

Instructor(s): Ross Chambers

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 232, and 8 credits in courses numbered between French 250 and 299. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Poetry, these days, tends to intimidate. Why? This course is partly about how modern French poetry has responded to its cultural marginalization in the modern world; and partly about why people who like poetry do like it. The assumption will be that there is no single correct way to read poetry but many different ways of enjoying it; and you will be invited to think about why and how you yourself derive pleasure from reading verse and poetic prose in French.

Rhyme and rhythm do not work the same in French as they do in English. There are also other structuring practices, in verse and in prose, that are common to poetry in all languages. It is helpful to have some understanding of how these work to make meanings, and we will begin by looking into them. Then we will try to put them into practice by writing some poetry of our own, individually and as a group; and finally we will read as much poetry together as we can, asking how and why it offers itself to us for our interest and pleasure. How does poetry enhance enjoyment of the world? But also: how does it express or imply criticism of a (disenchanted, unjust, alienating) modern world as it is?

Written work will consist of two papers of 3-5 pages in French: one appreciative of a poem, one discussing your own pleasure in poetry. The papers will be preceded by careful drafts. I'll ask you also to keep a diary in English of your poetry reading experiences. Grades will be based 50% on class participation and 50% on written work (diary and papers). Midterm by interview with instructor. The class is taught in French.

Textbooks (tentative list only):
Apollinaire, Alcools (Gallimard: Coll. "Poésie".
Baudelaire, Les Fleurs du Mal (Gallimard: Coll. "Poésie".
Claudel, Connaissance de l'Est (Gallimard: Coll. "Poésie".
Ponge, Le Parti pris des choses (Gallimard: Coll. "Poésie".
Réda, Les ruines de Paris (Gallimard: Coll. "Poésie".
Rimbaud, Poésies complètes (Livre de Poche)

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

French 379. Studies in Gender and Sexuality.

Cultural and Literary Studies

Section 001 20th Century French Feminist Thought

Instructor(s): Domna Stanton

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 232, and 8 credits in courses numbered between French 250 and 299. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided


French 399. Independent Study.

Cultural and Literary Studies

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 232; permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Readings and topical studies relating to French-speaking cultures (in Europe, Africa, North America, and Indian Ocean) not addressed in other courses, as well as to aspects of French and Francophone culture that may require special treatment.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, P/I

French 438/Rom. Ling. 456/EducationD 456. Topics in Learning and Teaching French.

Other Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Martinossi

Prerequisites & Distribution: French 232, and 8 credits in courses numbered between French 250 and 299. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided


French 450. Special Studies.

Cultural and Literary Studies

Section 001 The French New Novel and its Francophone Equivalents

Instructor(s): Jarrod Hayes (hayesj@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Three courses in French numbered 300 or above. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($35) required. May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will focus on the challenges the French New Novel (le nouveau roman) brought to novelistic conventions such as linear narrative, the distinction between characters and objects, narrative time, and the omniscient narrator who is able to authorize a "true" version of a novel's events. In particular, we will consider how Francophone novels incorporated similar challenges, often to more political ends. Rereading the French New Novel through its Francophone parallels also allows readers to better understand the New Novel's frequent reproduction of colonial discourse. This course will begin with an exemplary New Novel from France and then move on to one of the most intricate novels of each of the four major Francophone regions. Special attention will be devoted to the practical issues of reading through the difficulties of many contemporary novels. We will also consider how questioning more conventional models of narrativity brings about a reconceptualization of the notions of identity, history, nationality, and gender. Graduate students are strongly encouraged to enroll in this course and will be asked to supplement the required readings with additional novels selected individually in consultation with the instructor.

Requirements: two papers, an on-going journal of reactions to the readings, a class presentation.

Novels: La maison du rendez-vous, Alain Robbe-Grillet (France) Nedjma, Kateb Yacine (Algeria) La vie et demie,. Sony Labou Tansi. (Congo) L'isolé soleil, Daniel Maximin. (Guadeloupe) French Kiss (in French), Nicole Brossard. (Quebec)

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

French 491. Senior Honors Course.

Cultural and Literary Studies

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open only to seniors by permission of the departmental Honors Committee. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided


French 492. Senior Honors Course.

Cultural and Literary Studies

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open only to seniors by permission of the departmental Honors Committee. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Supervised independent studies; a program of selected readings and conferences, term papers, or reports; and written examinations.

Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

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