The Department of French and Italian

F C 349 • Fictions Of The Self/Other

36100 • Wettlaufer, Alexandra K
Meets TTH 930am-1100am WEL 3.260
(also listed as CTI 345, EUS 347, WGS 345)
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FC 349

Fictions of the Self and Other



            This course focuses on representative works from 19th- and 20th-century French fiction, from Balzac’s Realism to the present. We consider literature in its relation to history, culture, and society, with special attention to both form and style in the development of the novel, poetry, and theatre.  The class includes a visit to the Blanton Museum and a session at the HRC examining rare books and manuscripts by the authors we are studying.



Balzac, Le Père Goriot

Sand, Gabriel

Baudelaire, The Parisian Prowler (Spleen de Paris)

Flaubert, Madame Bovary

Colette, The Vagabond

Proust, Swann’s Way

Sartre, No Exit

Camus, Exile and the Kingdom

Duras, The Lover



Participation:   20%

In-Class Presentation: 20%

Short paper: 20%

Final paper outline: 10%

Final paper: 30%


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    University of Texas at Austin
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    Austin, TX 78712-1800