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

Fall 2003


Unique Days Time Location Instructor
33290 MW
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
HRH 2.106C

Course Description

This course taught in French will intoduce students to the main movements which have shaped the development of the French novel from 1900 to the present. (Existentialism, New Novel, New New Novel Feminism, and Post-Colonialism). Each novel will be studied for its textual properties (style, narrative techniques) and will be placed in its historical, political, and sociological context. Relevant critical texts will help us focus on specific aspects of these novels. Course work: Assigned readings and short written comments on the readings which are the basis for in class discussions

Grading Policy

Oral presentation of a novel of your choice, not read in the course 10% Two10 page essays, one which is a reworking of the oral presentation and the other which examines one of the novels read in the course 70% Course Participation 20%


Azuz Begag, le Gône du Chaaba Marguerite Duras, L'Amant. André Malraux, La Voie royale. Marcel Proust, Un Amour de Swann. Alain Robbe-Grillet, La Maison de rendez-vous. Jean-Paul Sartre, La Nausée (Books available at University Co-op)


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