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David Birdsong, Chair 201 W 21St Street, B7600, HRH 2.114A, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5531

Jean-Pierre B Cauvin

Professor Emeritus Ph. D., Princeton University

Jean-Pierre B Cauvin

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Interests

Poetry of the 19th and 20th centuries; Surrealism; The Arts in France; 19th-20th C. French history

FR 340C • The Arts In France

36650 • Fall 2011
Meets TTH 930am-1100am MEZ 2.202
(also listed as EUS 347 )
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A survey of the major artistic styles, modes, and currents in painting, architecture, sculpture, the decorative arts, and costume, from the medieval through the contemporary periods.

Prerequisite: French 320E.

MEETS WITH EUS 347.

FR 357 • Baudelaire, Rimbaud, & Others

36660 • Fall 2011
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm MEZ 1.208
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Study of literary texts since the French revolution. Topics may focus on a specific writer or period, a literary mode or movement, a genre, or a theme.

Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in French.

Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic: Eight Poets: Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Apollinaire, Reverdy, Desnos, Eluard, Michaux, Depestre

FR 340C • The Arts In France

36450 • Fall 2010
Meets MWF 200pm-300pm MEZ 2.202
(also listed as EUS 347 )
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This course will be taught in French.

 
The course will present the span of the arts as they developed in France, from prehistoric cave art to the contemporary period - yes, a long and full span. Highlighted will be the succeeding styles and their principal features: romanesque, gothic, Renaissance, baroque, classicism [Louis XIV], rococo [Louis XV], neo-classicism [Louis XVI and Empire], romanticism, realism, Second Empire, impressionism and post-impressionism, symbolism, art nouveau, the advent of modernism, fauvism, cubism, surrealism, art deco, abstract art, etc. Chiefly studied in relation to successive periods and styles will be the visual arts, sculpture, architecture, formal gardens, and the decorative arts. An opportunity to acquaint onself with representative samples of the music of each period may be arranged, though not for formal study. Class meetings will consist of: (1) lectures presenting each artistic style/period and relating the latter to their sociocultural and political background, in conjunction with (2) the viewing of a broad selection of representative works; (3) a question-and-answer period or general discussion. A course web site that parallels and reinforces the in-class viewings is available to help the student review and study the material. Complementary and/or supplementary web sites will be recommended for viewing.

 

Grading Policy: 

Five 1-2 page commentaries: 20%

One 4-5 page essay: 15%

Short quizzes: 10%

One 30-minute test (art through 1500): 10%

One hour exam covering 1500-1800: 20% 

Final exam covering 1800-2010: 25%

 

Textbooks: 

Course packet

FR 340C • The Arts In France

36980 • Fall 2009
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm MEZ 2.202
(also listed as EUS 347 )
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Attached

FR 390M • Poetry Of The 20th Century

37060 • Fall 2009
Meets MW 300pm-430pm CAL 200
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Attached

FR 340C • The Arts In France-W

36070 • Spring 2009
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm MEZ 2.210
(also listed as EUS 347 )
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A survey of the major artistic styles, modes, and currents in painting, architecture, sculpture, the decorative arts, and costume, from the medieval through the contemporary periods.

Prerequisite: French 320E.

MEETS WITH EUS 347.

Publications

Cauvin, J.-P. & Caws, M.A. (2006) Poems of André Breton Boston: Black Widow Press

Cauvin, J.-P. (2002) Le surréalisme de Valentine Hugo. In B. Seguin (Ed.), Valentine Hugo: Ecrits et entretiens radiophoniques (pp.163-181). Arles: Actes Sud.

Cauvin, J.-P. & Baker, M.J. (1998) Panaché littéraire. Cengage Learning.

Cauvin, J.-P. (1990, December) Textes surréalistes: Jeu à Castellane. Pleine Marge, 12, 28-34.

Cauvin, J.-P. (1990, December) Petites histoires d'almanach: Tour du monde des inventions tolérables. Pleine Marge, 12, 35-40.

Cauvin, J.-P. (1990, September) Valentine, André, Paul et les autres. Dada/Surrealism, (18), 182-203.

Cauvin, J.-P. (1990, September) Les manuscrits de Proust à l'université d'Austin: répertoire commenté . Bulletin Marcel Proust, (40), 100-107.

Cauvin, J.-P (1989, September) L'Antiquaire, ou l'anti-Teste. Cahiers Henri Bosco, (29), 177-185.

Cauvin, J.-P. (1986, September) Variations sur un préfixe. L'Esprit Cr, 26(3), 65-71.

Cauvin, J.-P. (1984, September) Foreign Languages and the College Board's Academic Preparation for College. Journal of General Education, 36(1), 14-19.

Cauvin, J.-P. (1981, September) Literary Games of Chance: The André Breton Manuscripts. Library Chronicle, NS 16, 16-41.

Cauvin, J.-P. (1976) L'exploration des hauteurs. In Le Réel et l'imaginaire dans l'œuvre d'Henri Bosco (pp.265-280). Paris: Jose Corti.

Cauvin, J.-P. (1976, September) Le poète des trois règnes. Connaissance des hommes, 66, 4-7.

Cauvin, J.-P. (1974) Henri Bosco et la poétique du sacré. Paris: Klincksieck.

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