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

Spring 2004

FR 381M • CRITICAL APPROACHES TO LITERATURE

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
32670 TTh
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
HRH 2.106C
LAGARDE

Course Description

Introduction to modern and post-modern French literary/critical theories from an historical perspective (1945-2003). Readings in Sartre, Blanchot, Mauron, Foucault, Barthes, Deleuze, Genette, Kristeva, Serres, Cixous, Derrida, Bourdieu and others. Readings in English and French. Lectures and discussions in French.

Grading Policy

Participation and presentations: 30% Final exam: 30% One paper: 40%

Texts

(to be confirmed) Hollier, Denis and Mehlman, Jeffrey (Eds.) Literary Debate: Texts and Contexts, Postwar French Thought The New Press, 2001, ($ 19.95) François Cusset, French Theory - Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze and co : l'aventure américaine des intellectuels français Paris, La Découverte, 2003 (22,33 €)

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