Fall 2010

Masterpieces of French Literature in Translation

Listed in: French, as FREN-60


Rosalina M. de la Carrera (Section 01)


A study of major French works from the eighteenth century to the present. Readings may include Diderot’s The Nun, Laclos’Dangerous Liaisons, Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Stendhal’s The Red and the Black, Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, Zola’s The Beast Within, Camus’s The Plague, and Duras’s Hiroshima My Love. We will pay close attention to the genesis of these influential works, taking into consideration questions of autobiographical inspiration and historical debates. We will also consider why most of these works were judged politically or morally scandalous when they came out. In addition, we will view some of the films inspired by these texts. Conducted in English.

Fall semester. Professor de la Carrera.

FREN 60 - L/D

Section 01
M 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM CHAP 101
W 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM CHAP 101
F 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM CHAP 101

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
Manon Lescaut Amherst Books TBD
Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Stone transl.) Amherst Books TBD
Madame Bovary Amherst Books TBD
The Beast Within Amherst Books TBD
Against Nature Amherst Books TBD
In Search of Lost Time Vol. 1 Amherst Books TBD
The Stranger Amherst Books TBD
The Adversary Amherst Books TBD

These books are available locally at Amherst Books.


2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2012, Spring 2016