Ageless French Literature

A broad survey of French literature throughout the centuries, from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century. Through readings and discussion of various epochs (Middle Ages, Renaissance, Classicism, Enlightenment, Romanticism, Modern) and authors, we will explore French History. We will discuss the impacts of religious upheavals, wars, politics and other events that have shaped French thinking and writing. This class will be suited to those who already have a serious background in French.

This class will meet in Fall 2021 in person on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Central Time.

For more information, email:  Tariavro@aol.como

Some of the works that will be explored in this class:

Le Roman de Renart– Pierre de Saint-Cloud

Pantagruel – Rabelais

Mignonne, allons voir si la rose – Pierre de Ronsard

Les Essais – Michel de Montaigne

Pensées – Blaise Pascal

Fables – Jean de La Fontaine

L’Avare – Molière

Les Confessions – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Candide – Voltaire

Notre-Dame de Paris – Victor Hugo

Les Misérables – Victor Hugo

Les Fleurs du mal – Charles Baudelaire

La Peste – Albert Camus

L’Amant – Marguerite Duras