Fiction and Poetry

FRIT F306 — Spring 2019

Eric MacPhail
Global and International Studies Building 0011
Days and Times
MWF, 11:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
Course Description

Prerequisite: F300

This course is the sequel to F300 and we build on the skills acquired there to read poems and novels by French authors from different periods of French history. We will begin by reading an epistolary novel of the 18th century by Madame de Graffigny and take a test on the novel. Then we will study Charles Baudelaire’s masterpiece Les fleurs du mal. Each student will select one poem from the collection on which to give a class presentation and write a short essay, which will be revised according to the professor’s comments. Then we will read Flaubert’s novel Bouvard et Pécuchet, followed by a test in class. Next we will study Guillaume Apollinaire’s modernist experiment with visual poetry, Calligrammes, and students will deliver a presentation on the calligramme of their choice. Our last assignment is the novel Zazie dans le métro by the 20th-century author Raymond Queneau. The final exam will be on Zazie.

Class number: 2632

3 credits

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