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FRENCH 420 A: Interdisciplinary Approaches To Literature

Meeting Time: 
MW 3:30pm - 5:20pm
Location: 
THO 325
SLN: 
21270
Instructor:
Louisa Mackenzie

Syllabus Description:

Syllabus (Readings) and General Information and Course Assignments at at Glance.

Week  1. Introductions. (workflow ) (module )
Week 2. Definitions (workflow) (module)
Week 3. Fantastic Literature - Maupassant, "Le Horla" (workflow )  (module)
Week 4. Origins of Modern SF - Jules Verne, "20,000 lieues sous les mers" (workflow) (module)
Week 5.**CONTENT CANCELED.  SF and Dystopia - Rene Barjavel, "Ravage".** (module, incomplete) Quiz 1 
Week 6. SF and Humanity - Pierre Boulle, "La planete des singes".   (workflow) (module)
Week 7. SF and Global Crisis - Amin Maalouf, "Le premier siecle apres Beatrice" (workflow) (module)
Week 8. SF and Speculative Futures - Bernard Werber, "L'arbre des possibles", Quiz 2.
Week 9. Conclusions. Preliminary ideas for final projects.
Week 10. Drafting and reviewing final projects.
Catalog Description: 
Interdisciplinary studies in French literature and culture, focusing on the complex interactions of literature and other disciplines, i.e. philosophy, psychoanalysis, anthropology, architecture. Prerequisite: either FRENCH 304, FRENCH 305, or FRENCH 306.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
April 29, 2020 - 10:26am
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