Le féminin à travers les siècles

FRIT F300 — Spring 2020

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Evie Munier
Psychology Building 113
Days and Times
MWF, 10:10 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Course Description

Prerequisite: F250, F265, equivalent or consent of department.

Le féminin à travers les siècles

This course examines different representations of femininity, the female body and feminine identity as depicted in film and a wide range of literary genres (essay, poetry, theater, fiction) from the Middle Ages to the 21stcentury. We will investigate the lines between gender identity and social construction of women, and explore questions such as: what and who defines the “feminine”? Are there any recurring tropes associated with femininity throughout literary history? Is it possible to identify clear-cut changes in the way the “feminine” and the “female” are represented throughout the centuries? 

This 300-level course serves as an introduction to French and Francophone studies, by helping students develop their critical reading ability, their analytical and writing competence, as well as their language skills. Works studied include (but are not restricted to): Molière’s L’Ecole des Femmes, Choderlos de Laclos’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal, Colette’s La Vagabonde, Virginie Despente’s King Kong Theory and Céline Sciamma’s Bande De Filles. 

Students will be assessed on weekly preparation and participation, short in-class quizzes, as well as on mid-semester and final in-class essays. 

Class number: 2518

3 credits

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