FREN221

Introduction to Modern Literature written in French and to Textual Analysis

In this survey course of representative works of French and francophone literature from the 18th-century to the present, students will familiarize themselves with different literary genres (novels, short stories, poetry and theatre) and techniques of literary analysis.

Texts (Thème: Histoires de femmes):
Isabelle de Charrière, Lettres de Mistriss Henley publiées par son amie. Eds. Joan Hinde Stewart, Philip Stewart. New York: MLA, 1993.
Claire de Duras, Ourika: The Original French Text. Eds. Joan DeJean, Margaret Waller. New York: MLA, 1995.
Gustave Flaubert, Un coeur simple. Paris: Flammarion, Étonnants Classiques, 2007.
Marie Laberge, Aurélie, ma soeur. VLB Éditeur: Outremont, Québec, 1989.
Annie Ernaux, Une femme. Paris: Gallimard, 1990.

Prerequisite:
FREN 123 or assignment based on placement test.

Note:
To be taken by all students intending to proceed to the Minor, Major or Honours program in French.

Language of Instruction: French

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