FR 574 A - Seminar 19thC French Lit
Discussion and research on a specialized topic in nineteenth-century French literature. See Schedule for current topic. Course Information: May be repeated.
-Reading in the 19th-Century French Novel-: As the novel gains popularity and prestige the 19th century, it increasingly represents readers and reading in complex ways. We will examine how characters in books read other books (real and fictional), outlining particular practices of reading and writing. Our inquiry will extend to related topics: book history and the history of reading; gender history and theory; canon formation and the 19th-century emergence of literary studies as a discipline; methods and theories of critical reading today. Readings include works by Stendhal, Balzac, Sand, Flaubert, Rachilde, Huysmans. Taught in French.
Option 1Number of Required Visit(s): 0
Course Level: Graduate