Fall 2008

Contemporary French Literature: Crises and Transformation

Listed in: French, as FREN-50


Leah D. Hewitt (Section 01)


A study of contemporary French literature and culture focusing on the twentieth-century novel. The course focuses on the long series of novelistic experiments, both narratological and ideological, which begin around the time of the First World War and continue feverishly through the existential novel and the New Novel of the seventies and eighties. Our readings will include critical theory as well as works of such major authors as Marcel Proust, André Malraux, Jean-Paul Sartre, Claude Simon, Michel Butor, Nathalie Sarraute, Marguerite Duras, Monique Wittig and Patrick Modiano. Conducted in French. Requisite: One of the following-French 07, 08, 11, 12 or the equivalent. Fall semester. Professor Hewitt.