FRENCH 212: French Masterworks: Modern In English

"Coffee and Cigarettes" - The Public Intellectual in France
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Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts


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T Th 09:30-11:20
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CMU 226

French 212     
TTH 9:30-11:20      
Spring 2014      
5 credits (VLPA)      
William Mitchell     
Course conducted in English

Pull up a chair and share un petit café with a quintessential figure in the French imagination. From Montaigne and Sartre to Rousseau and Barthes, this class will explore the emergence and evolution of the idea of the public and the role of the intellectual in French society.  Walk away with an understanding of writers and thinkers spanning the Renaissance and the Enlightenment through modernity and the post-modern turn and how they continue to shape public discourse in France today.


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Introduction to major figures of French culture from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Readings include Balzac, Flaubert, Proust, Sartre, and Celine. In English.

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