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Spring 2015-2016
FRE 525   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

20th-Century French Poetry or Theater - French Modernist Poetry

Efthymia Rentzou

This course investigates Modernist poetics in France from mid-19th to mid-20th c. and seeks to re-evaluate Modernism in French literary history. Course will treat the topic at a variety of interrelated levels by exploring French poetry as part of the broad historical phenomenon of Modernism, while examining the specific ways it materialized in France as formal innovation and as response to modernity. Seminal poets such as Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Apollinaire, and Cendrars, will be discussed as well as specific movements. Readings and theoretical questions will also address the complex relationship between avant-garde and Modernism. (In English)

Sample reading list:
A. Breton, P. Eluard, L'Immaculée conception
Lautréamont, Chants de Maldoror
Mallarmé, Un coup de dés jamais n'abolira le hasard
Apollinaire, Calligrammes
Cendrars, La Prose du Transsibérien
See instructor for complete list

Requirements/Grading:
Other (See Instructor) - 100%

Other Requirements:
Open to Graduate Students Only.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40954 S01 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm W   Henry House   16   Enrolled:5 Limit:15