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

Spring 2005

FR 390M • NERVAL, BAUDELAIRE, RIMBAUD

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
33935 W
3:30 PM-6:30 PM
CAL 323
Cauvin

Course Description

The course will be taught in French. Through close textual readings, we will gain an understanding of the respective vision, style, and aesthetic of Gérard de Nerval (1808-1855), Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), and Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891) within the cultural and artistic context of their time. The range of poetic expression evident in their work will offer an overview of the shift from the Romantic to the Symbolist and Pre-Modernist modes.

Grading Policy

40%: one 10-page paper 40%: "Notes critiques" (short written commentaries) 20%: Contributions to class discussion FINAL EXAM: NO

Texts

Nerval Les Chimères. Sylvie. Aurélia. Baudelaire Les Fleurs du Mal. Le Spleen de Paris. La Fanfarlo. Choix d'essais divers (e.g., Salons, De l'essence du rire, Les Paradis artificiels). Journaux intimes. Rimbaud Poésies. Les Illuminations. Une Saison en enfer.

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