Experiments in Justice, Gender, and Genre: Introduction to 19th - 21st Century French Literature

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

Gender identity and expectations; prison reform and the death penalty; personal accountability and protest; new media and modes of expression.  Writers in the 19th and 20th centuries grappled with these questions as we do today.  How do their sometimes revolutionary, sometimes surprisingly familiar approaches overlap with movements like Romanticism, Realism, Existentialism, and other new forms of fiction?  We will explore short works by Sand, Hugo, Balzac, and Zola; poetry by Baudelaire; drama by Camus; a novel by Colette; a graphic novel by Fres; and films by Berri and Tavernier.

Additional Information

Faculty: Kathy Richman 
Time: Tues and Thurs, 1:30 – 2:45pm    
FRENCH 70B