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David Birdsong, Chair 201 W 21St Street, B7600, HRH 2.114A, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5531

Fall 2007

FR 326K • INTRO FRENCH LITERATURE I: MIDDLE AGES THROUGH 18TH CENTURY

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
37640 TTh
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
BEN 1.106
JOHNSON

Course Description

This course will be taught in French.

An introduction to representative literary works from the Middle Ages to the Revolution. Attention will be paid to the changing social and cultural contexts in which the literature was produced. Recurrent lines of inquiry include: the emergence and evolution of discourses on the individual in relationship to the social order and to the divine; the evolving relationship between notions of romantic love and conceptions of gender roles; changing notions of kingship and authority within pre-Revolutionary French society.

Assignments: two tests, three short papers (3-4 pages), one oral presentation

Grading Policy

2 tests: 40%
3 papers: 30%
1 oral presentation: 10%
Class participation (including attendance, assignments, quizzes, etc.): 20%

Texts

R.-J. Berg, Littérature française: texts et contextes, Vol. 1 and a small packet.

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