FREN 4065

FREN 4065

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This course explores the global, intellectual history of friendship, in order to illuminate a host of underlying questions: what is the nature of human affection? How have different cultures contended with the power of love to defy gendered conventions? How is friendship mobilized as a political concept? We will consider evolving philosophical definitions of friendship (Aristotle, Ibn Muqqafa, Derrida, Mbembe), legenday literary friendships (Rumi and Shams of Tabriz: Montaigne and La Boetie:Tennyson and Arthur Hallam), and aesthetic portrauals of friendship, from its betrayals in a Soviet gulag (Solzhenitsyn), to its fraught dynamic in a Nazi camp in Mauritius island (Appanah), and its redemptive potential in a Tunisian culture divided by jewish and muslim conflicts (Albou).

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: fluency in French.

Distribution Category (LA-AS, ALC-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17375 FREN 4065   SEM 101

    • MWF McGraw Hall 365
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Terhmina, I

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: Fluency in French.