Graduate Courses in French
FR 54100 : Renaissance French Literature; Prerequisite: FR 341 and FR 342. Major works in verse and prose of the sixteenth century. Marot, du Bellay, Ronsard, Rabelais, Montaigne
FR 54200 : The Classical Age; Prerequisite: FR 341 and FR 342. The social background and the formulation of the classical traits of the seventeenth century in France. Reading from Corneille, Racine, Molière, and other minor authors.
FR 54300 : The Age of Reason; Prerequisite: FR 341 and FR 342. The political writers, the encyclopedists, and the social philosophers of the eighteenth century, such as Voltaire, Diderot, Montesquieu, Beaumarchais, Le Sage, and Rousseau.
FR 54400 : Romanticism; Prerequisite: FR 341 and FR 342. Romanticism in France through the works of Hugo, Constant, Lamartine, Musset, Vigny, Balzac, and Stendhal.
FR 54900 : French Literature and Film; Prerequisite: FR 341 and FR 342. An examination of the interrelationships of contemporary French literature and film. Discussion of the potential of each medium as an art form, problem of visual transposition of literary works, and extension of literary concepts such as Dadaism and Surrealism into cinema.
FR 55000 : French Poetry; Prerequisite: FR 341 and FR 342. A course in the study of poetry, its evolution (themes and techniques), and its major exponents from the Middle Ages to the present.
FR 55100 : French Poetry: Romanticism to Baudelaire; Prerequisite: FR 341 and FR 342. The development of French poetry from the lyrics of Chénier through the Romantic and Parnassian movements to Baudelaire as representative of the transition to Symbolism.
FR 55200 : French Poetry: Symbolism to the Present; Prerequisite: FR 341 and FR 342. Development of French poetry from Symbolism through Surrealism to contemporary poets such as Prévert.
FR 55500 : Contemporary French Theater; Prerequisite: FR 341 and FR 342. Readings and discussion of works in the twentieth-century theatre. Cocteau, Giraudoux, Montherlant, Claudel, Sartre, Camus, Anouilh, Ionesco, Beckette, Genet.
FR 55700 : The Realistic and Naturalistic Novel in France; Prerequisite: FR 341 and FR 342. Reading and discussion of works of Balzac, Flaubert, Daudet, Maupassant, the Goncourts, and Zola.
FR 55800 : French Novel of the Twentieth Century; Prerequisite: FR 341 and FR 342. Consideration of the character, aesthetics, and evolution of the twentieth-century French novel. Readings from such representative novelists as Proust, Gide, Bernanos, Giono, Malraux, Camus, Robbe-Grillet, Saporta.
FR 58100 : French Culture; Development of the cultural life of the French people as reflected in architecture, art, history, literature, music, and philosophy.
FR 58200 : Francophone Cultures; Examines at least three French-speaking regions outside of France (e.g., Caribbean, Maghreb, Quebec, West Africa), including contemporary civilization and the development of cultures throughout history. Explores trends in society, daily life, the arts and the ideas.
FR 59000 : Directed Reading in French; May be repeated for credit; Admission by consent of the chairperson for French courses.
FR 59400 : Special Topics in French Literature; May be repeated for credit; Admission by consent of instructor.
FR 64000 : Medieval French Literatue; A study of the major works and genres of the French Middle Ages (ninth to fifteenth centuries). Permission of instructor required.
FR 64200 : Seminar: The Pleiade; A thematic and textual analysis of the Pleiade poetry. Prerequisite: FR 54100.
FR 64300 : Montaigne; A thematic and textual analysis of the Essais of Montaigne. Prerequisite: FR 54100.
FR 64400 : Seminar: The Seventeenth-Century French Moralists; In-depth study of works of La Bruyere, La Fontaine, La Rouchefoucauld, Madam de Lafayette, Pascal (with reference to other "minor" authors: Le Cardinal du Retz, Mme. De Sevigne, Saint-Simon). Emphasis accorded to modern critical scholarship. Prerequisite: FR 54200.
FR 64500 : Seminar on Voltaire; Consists of an in-depth study of Voltaire the philosopher, Voltaire the dramatist, and Voltaire the story-teller through the analysis and discussion of his major works and correspondence. Prerequisite: FR 54300.
FR 64600 : Flaubert; An intensive reading of Flaubert's works with particular emphasis on the author's contribution to the development of the novel. Prerequisite: FR 55700.
FR 64900 : Contemporary Critical Theory and Practice; This graduate seminar will draw attention to contemporary critical approaches often amassed under the opaque rubric of Nouvelle critique and post-Nouvelle critique (e.g., structuralism; post-structuralism; phenomenology; psychocriticism; structural stylistics versus linguistics; semiotics; deconstructionist theory). Prerequisite: FR 63000.
FR 65000 : Seminar in Seventeenth-Century French Poetry; In-depth study of works of Saint-Amant, Theophile de Viau, Tristan l'Hermite, Malherbe, Regnard, Maynard, Racan (and other "minor" poets). The notions of preciosite, baroque, neoclassicism. Emphasis accorded to modern critical scholarship. Prerequisite: FR 54200.
FR 65400 : Classical French Theater; In-depth (primary and secondary) study of the works of Corneille, Moliere, and Racine, with special emphasis accorded to the problematics of neo-classical textuality as posited in and dissected by modern critical scholarship. Permission of department required.
FR 65600 : The Medieval French Epic; A study of the chanson de geste in France - its origins, content, and techniques. Permission of instructor required.
FR 65700 : Seminar in Nineteenth-Century French Fiction; A variable content course ranging from individual authors to transitional movements, ideas, and types, as they relate to the aesthetics and character of nineteenth-century French fiction.
FR 65800 : The New Novel; Examination of the new dimensions of the French novel since 1950. Analysis of theoretical texts and novels by Beckett, Duras, Pinget, Ricardou, Robbe-Grillet, Sarraute, Wittig, and others. Discussion of the creative process and the reader-narrator-author relationship. Permission of department required.
FR 65900 : Seminar in French Literature; Advanced study of special subjects. Topics to be announced in advance. Permission of instructor required.