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

Fall 2003

FR 358 • FRENCH SHORT FICTION, 1695 - 1995

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
33235 TTh
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
SZB 34

Course Description

The course will feature major representative examples of French short fiction – contes, nouvelles, récits poétiques – of the 18th through the 20th centuries. Each work will be situated in its time and in terms of literary & cultural history; attention will be given to formal and stylistic particularities.

Grading Policy

Notes de lecture (brief comments on & responses to the texts): 20% One 3-page commentary: 30% Final Exam: 30% Contributions to discussion: 20%


Course packet of texts by Perrault, Voltaire, Balzac, Nodier, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Sand, Flaubert, Maupassant, Supervielle, Pieyre de Mandiargues, Aymé, Sartre, Camus, Duras, Beckett.


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