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

Fall 2007

FR 390L • 17TH-CENTURY NOVEL

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
37735 MWF
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
HRH 2.106C
LAGARDE, F

Course Description

History and aesthetics of the French 17th-century novel: we will first survey the production (from L'Astrée to Télémaque), and then read in full Scarron's Le Roman comique and Mme de Lafayette's La Princesse de Clèves.

Excerpts from:
Honoré d'Urfé, L'Astrée
Théophile de Viau, La Première journée
Gomberville, Polexandre
Tristan L'Hermite, Le Page disgrâcié
Charles Sorel, Histoire comique de Francion
Furetière, Le Roman bourgeois
Cyrano de Bergerac, Les États et empires de la lune
Mlle de Scudéry, Clélie
Guilleragues, Les Lettres portugaises
Fénelon, Les Aventures de Télémaque

COURSE NUMBER MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT WHEN THE TOPICS VARY

Grading Policy

Class work: 30%
1 paper 40%
1 exam 30%

Texts

A packet for the excerpts
Scarron, Le Roman comique, Gallica (or edition TBA)
Mme de Lafayette, La Princesse de Clèves, Gallica (or edition TBA)

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