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David Birdsong, Chair 201 W 21ST STREET STOP B7600, HRH 2.114A, AUSTIN, TX 78712 • 512-471-5531

Spring 2007

FR 390L • The Enlightenment

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
36390 TTh
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
HRH 2.106C

Course Description

This course will serve as a general introduction to 18th-century literature and thought. We will begin with the Battle of the Anciens and the Moderns and end with the Revolution. Representative works will illuminate both the genres and the themes of the age, from Rococo to the Revolution. Some of the authors under consideration will be Voltaire, Diderot, , Rousseau, Montesquieu, Graffigny, , Beaumarchais, Riccoboni and Sade. Music, slides, original artifacts from the period and at least one field trip will be included. Students will also visit an exhibit or two.

Grading Policy

(tentative, depending on class size):
2 tests (25%, 35%)
exposé (15%)
papers (20%)
explication de texte (10%)


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