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Spring 2011-2012
* FRE 222 (LA)   No Pass/D/Fail

The Making of Modern France: French Literature, Culture, and Society from 1789 to the Present

Christy N. Wampole

This course examines the major historical and cultural developments that have shaped France since the Revolution. By studying a series of classic texts, important films, paintings, and essays, we will undertake an interdisciplinary tour through two centuries of French cultural history, addressing issues such as nationhood, colonialism, democracy, and consumer society. The focus will be on the relations between artistic renovation, social change, and historical events.

Sample reading list:
Duras/Resnais, Hiroshima
Renoir, La Grande Illusion
Baudelaire, Le Spleen de Paris
Godard, A Bout de Souffle
G. LaBrune & Ph. Touatin, L'Histoire de France
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
70-100 pages per week

Mid Term Exam - 25%
Paper in lieu of Final - 25%
Papers - 20%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Prerequisites: 107, 108, or equivalent. 207 recommended as a co-requisite..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41926 L01 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm M   East Pyne Building   321   Enrolled:12 Limit:20
P01 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm W   East Pyne Building   321   Enrolled:0 Limit:20