Fall 2008

The Doing and Undoing of Genres in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Listed in: French, as FREN-30


Jay L. Caplan (Section 01)


This course explores the formation and transformation of various genres in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century literature, with a particular focus announced each time the course is offered. The topic for fall 2008 is “Comedy from Corneille and Molière to Beaumarchais.” Readings include texts by Corneille (L’Illusion comique), Molière (Le Médecin malgré lui, Le Tartuffe, Le Misanthrope, Le malade imaginaire), Marivaux (La Double Inconstance, Le Jeu de l’amour et du hasard) Beaumarchais (Le Barbier de Séville, Le Mariage de Figaro). Conducted in French. Requisite: One of the following-French 07, 08, 11, 12 or equivalent. Fall semester. Professor Caplan.