FREN 3710

FREN 3710

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

The class is an introduction to reading and interpreting women's stories as they are represented, written, at times erased before being recovered in French and Francophone history and cultures. The course will analyze several figures/icons/images from the Old Regime to our time. The goal of the course is to familiarize students with the analyses of different strategies and techniques of representation (esthetic, historical, scientific, autobiographical and fictional).  The corpus of works studied will include fictional and historical writing as well as paintings and films. Examples of such case studies could include: Joan of Arc, Marguerite de Valois, Marie-Antoinette, heroines of fairy tales, Camille Claudel, unknown women workers, or well known contemporary women authors such as Marguerite Duras, Marjane Satrapi, or Condé.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: FREN 2310 or CASE Q++ placement.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (LA-AS)
Language Requirement Satisfies Option 1.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16523 FREN 3710   SEM 101

  • Prerequisites: FREN 2310 or CASE Q++, or permission of instructor.