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

Spring 2006

FR 358 • FRENCH SHORT FICTION 1695 - 1995 - W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
35300 TTh
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
HRH 2.112

Course Description

The course will feature major representative examples of French short fiction - contes, nouvelles, récits, and narrative prose poems - of the late 17th 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): 30%
Mid-Term paper [5 p,]: 30%
Final Take-Home Exam/Paper: 30%
Contributions to discussion: 10%


Course packet of texts by Perrault, Voltaire, Balzac, Guérin, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Flaubert, Maupassant, Villiers de L'Isle-Adam, Supervielle, Michaux, Giono, Aymé, Pieyre de Mandiargues, Sartre, Camus, Diop, Ionesco, Duras, Beckett, Proulx.


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