FREN 3270

FREN 3270

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

"I hasten to laugh at everything, for fear of  being obliged to weep" is a famous quote of 18th C. French writer Beamarchais;it presents a durable trait of French culture, where laughter used to be - and still remains - a powerful way to interact socially.  From humour bon enfant to comedic transgressions, from biting irony to conservative strategies fueling the "fear of ridicule," laughter in France is neither marginal nor anodyne.  Our course will bring together literary texts from the 15th C. onward (theatrical plays as well as poetic satires or novels) with visual media (including political caricatures from the French Revolution up to Charlie Hebdo, or 20th C. movies).  Studied authors could include: Rabelais, Moliere, Voltaire, Jarry, Bergson.  Conducted in French.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: FREN 2310 or CASE Q++ or permission of instructor.

Distribution Category (LA-AS, ALC-AS)
Language Requirement Satisfies Option 1.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 17256 FREN 3270   SEM 101

    • TR Uris Hall 260
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Dubreuil, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisites: FREN 2310 or CASE Q++, or permission of instructor.