FREN 3295

FREN 3295

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Modern capitalism is intimately connected to the ethics of play. Through French and Francophone literature, this course explores a host of capitalist players and the vexed moral questions they raise from casino gamblers and roulette addicts to bankers who invented speculative finance by domesticating fortune through probability, a middle-class founded on ruinous debts, and hustlers who create an informal economy in order to make their own luck in the capitalist game. Readings may include: Balzac, Flaubert, Zola, Guitry, Mabanckou, Carrere, among others.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: FREN 2310 or permission of instructor required.

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20269 FREN 3295   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: FREN 2310 or permission of instructor required.