FREN 4050

FREN 4050

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

"Is love an art? Then it rquires knowledge and effort," writes Erich Fromm in the first chapter of The Art of Loving. His question (from 1956) is not a new one. This course engages with the long tradition of thinking about love as an art, not merely something one falls into or out of, but something one does or fails to do.  We'll start with Plato's Phaedrus Ovid's ironic Art of Love before proceeding to three great medieval depictions of love: Andreas Capellanus' On Love, Bernard of Clairvaux's On Loving God, and Chrétien de Troyes Lancelot. We'll also look at some of the more provocative modern arts of love, from Fromm to Foucault, Barthes to Gillian Rose.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (ALC-AS, ETM-AS, LA-AS)

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  • 17462 FREN 4050   SEM 101

    • W Uris Hall 303
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Howie, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person