Our approach to Flaubert will be sociological.
Taught in English, with Flaubert readings in French. Meets RLL French section grad theory requirement. History painting is the object of our course. In particular, the crisis which affected history painting in eighteen-century France: crisis of fable, crisis of narrative, crisis of pictorial verisimilitude.
We focus on the genesis of history painting through the academic training and the artistic practice founded on imitation. We consider material practices, theory of art, criticism, social and political involvements. This course explores the strategies adopted by French literary fiction in a cultural context that increasingly relegates the novel to the margins and privileges forms of non-fiction narrative. Countering the pervasive discourse of literary crisis, we will examine the ways in which contemporary literature increasingly asserts its agency in the world by locating itself on the margins of fiction.
We will also consider the extension of the literary domain beyond the boundaries of the book with the emergence of new digital forms. Rolin, Salvayre, in conjunction with theoretical and critical readings Genette, J. Schaeffer, J. PQ: Reading knowledge of French required; advanced undergrads admitted with consent of instructor.
Course conducted in English, with readings in French. From fables to bestiaries, in the margins of medieval manuscripts and at the center of animal narratives, animals abound in medieval literature. Transformations from human to animal form or vice versa , friendships between animals and humans, the anthropomorphization of animals, invite us to interrogate the relationship between animals and humans, and to put into question the boundary if indeed one can be defined between the two. Taught in English with required discussion section in French for those seeking French credit.
For Proust, literary style conveys the singularity of an individual vision while rescuing experience from the contingencies of time. Literature, identity, and memory are inseparable. How does memory serve as the foundation of individual or collective identities? How does fiction imagine and give form to memory, and how does literature serve as a medium for cultural memory? How do literary works register the intermittence of memory, its failings and distortions, its fragility as well as its attachment to bodies and places?
We will tackle these questions through close analysis of a range of texts. PQ: French reading knowledge desirable but not required. The course may be counted toward the French major or minor; students taking the course for French credit will do appropriate readings in French and participate in a weekly French discussion section. What if I told you that the real was imaginary and the imaginary was real?
This course will explore the concepts of the marvelous, the imaginary and the real through a selection of French literature from the middle ages to the 17th century. The middle ages are often perceived as a rigid feudal society. Yet, fairies abound in stories, people shape-shift, and objects magically transform under our eyes.
In the 16th century truth appears to harden through of advances in science, mathematics, and art. But even here there is the unexpected, the surprising je ne sais quoi and overwhelming ineffable. Through the literature of each era, we will see how reality often mixes with the marvelous, and everything is not always as it seems.
The last volume of Foucault's history of sexuality has finally been published after more than a 30 year wait. In this volume Foucault moves from his previous focus on Greco-Roman culture to early Christianity, and his account culminates in an extensive discussion of Saint Augustine. This seminar will consist of a close reading of "Les Aveux de la chair", supplemented by a few other texts from the later Foucault. We will also try to draw some general methodological and philosophical conclusions from our reading. All students interested in enrolling in this course should send an application to wweaver uchicago.
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Applications should be no longer than one page and should include name, email address, phone number, and department or committee. Applicants should briefly describe their background and explain their interest in, and their reasons for applying to, this course. PQ: Limited enrollment; students interested in taking for credit should attend first seminar before registering.
Reading knowledge of French required. Consent Only. She understood the Revolution like no other. Steeped in the aristocratic tradition of the salons, she was at the same time a founder of French romanticism. From her exile in Switzerland she was, with her lover Benjamin Constant, profoundly engaged in liberal thought. Her novels are about women and for women.
Her writings introduce German culture into France. In this course we will read her novels and some of her important non-fiction writings. The second part of the course will be devoted to the topic of Judaism as a way of life, focusing on the writings of Joseph Soloveitchik. The third part of the course will consider a number of historically and theoretically heterogeneous essays that take up different aspects of our theme.
Consent only. Limited enrollment; students interested in taking for credit should attend first seminar before registering. Verlaine, Rimbaud, Apollinaire, and Char. Close reading, and focus on problems in translation.ignamant.cl/wp-includes/81/1834-descobrir-senha-celular.php
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Students with French, of course, should read the poems in the original. Les deux individu et livre sont indissociables et occupant une place centrale dans le livre de Montaigne. Readings and discussions in French. Students with a major other than French can give a presentation in English and write their term paper in English. At a time when liberal models are undergoing a crisis, in Europe and in America, this course seeks to explore an alternative genealogy for political modernity and its theoretical implications.
This course also aims to bring to light a comparatively neglected aspect of the thought of Montaigne — his political thought and its complex relationship with later major political philosophies. Our working hypothesis is that these different themes may be linked coherently if they are understood in terms of the contribution made by Montaigne to the construction of modern liberal thought, as it has developed from Hobbes to the present day.
All readings in French; discussion in English. Montaigne constantly redefined the nature of his task, in order to fashion himself anew and, in the end, offered an impressionistic model of descriptions based on momentary experiences. Over the centuries, the reception of Montaigne has been anything but simple.
The 21st century seems somewhat less interested in the writer Montaigne, but strives more than ever to find for him a place in the western philosophical canon. Thus, for the last two decades people all over the world have been asking: what is it that makes Montaigne a modern philosopher? In what way can the Essays be considered the first great text of modernity? In this sense, the 21st century is in the process of reinventing a new Montaigne. This Montaigne is inside us, he inhabits us.
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We will attempt to define this Modern or Post-Modern Montaigne. What is the process by which some historical figures take on mythical proportions? This course examines four case studies of conquerors who attained sovereign power in times of war conquest, civil war, revolution , who had a foundational role in empire-building, and who consciously strove to link themselves to the divine and transcendent. Their immense but ambiguous legacies persist to this day. Although each is distinct as a historical individual, taken together they merge to form a paradigm of the exceptional leader of epic proportions.
Each models himself on exemplary predecessors: each invokes and reinvents myths of origin and projects himself as a model for the future. Taught in English with separate discussion session for students in French. The New Wave. The Neo-Avant Garde. Rarely have these film and art movements been placed into an explicit historical or theoretical dialog or dialectic. It will be the task of this seminar to do just that. We will begin our study with a brief look into the pre-WWII situation of radical art and film movements, and classic theories of the avant-garde and neo-avant-garde. As we move toward and beyond the events of May , we will bring our study of social documentary, politically militant forms, collective film and art practices, and historiography to bear on purportedly stable understandings of the New Wave, its art historical forebearers, and its heirs.
While some of our texts will appear in English translation, many will not. The seminar will be conducted in English, but the last thirty minutes of each session will be conducted in French. Screenings are mandatory. With some possible exceptions, films will be subtitled. PQ: Reading knowledge of French is required.
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This course will examine the history and achievements of the Paris-based literary collective Oulipo, Workshop for Potential Literature , from its founding as a secret society in to its expansion into an internationally visible group. We will consider the group's relationship to and reaction against earlier and contemporary avant-garde movements, the French new novel, and structuralism, and we will also examine the reception of Oulipian writing outside France.
Readings will include collective publications by the group as well as works by Queneau, Perec, Roubaud, Calvino, Mathews, Grangaud, and others. Students seeking French credit must do the readings where applicable and writing in French. The French Revolution is one of the defining moments of modern world history. The course will explore the mix of social, political and cultural factors which caused its outbreak in and go on to consider the overthrow of the Bourbon monarchy in , the drift towards state-driven Terror in and the ensuing failure to achieve political stability down to the advent of Napoleon Bonaparte in Paris shaped the Revolution in many ways, but the Revolution also reshaped Paris.
The urbane city of European enlightenment acquired new identities as democratic hub from and as site of popular democracy after In addition, the Revolution also generated new ways of thinking about urban living and remodelling the city for the modern age. A wide range of primary sources will be used including visual sources notably paintings, political cartoons and caricatures and maps. As well as focussing on architecture and the built environment, we will examine the political, social, and especially cultural history of the city.
A particular feature of the course will be representations of the city—literary Victor Hugo, Baudelaire, Zola, etc.
We will also examine the city's own view of itself through the prism of successive world fairs expositions universelles.
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