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

Fall 2008

FR 390M • Revolutions in Literature in 19th-Century France

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
37285 W
3:30 PM-6:30 PM
HRH 2.106C

Course Description

In this course we will consider representative texts from the major nineteenth-century movements-- Romanticism, Realism, Idealism, Naturalism and Decadence-- in terms of their revolutionary form and content, with special attention to the ways in which each of these authors address the questions of gender, nation, and identity. Each weekly reading will be paired with critical texts from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Grading Policy

Participation: 20% In-class presentation: 20% Short paper (5-7 pp): 20% Final paper (20 pp): 40%


Staël, Corinne Duras, Ourika Balzac, La Cousine Bette Sand, La Petite Fadette Flaubert, L'Education sentimentale Fromentin, Une Année dans le Sahel Zola, Nana Huysmans, A rebours Course packet of critical texts


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