L'age classique et la loi du genre


Rules governing French literary production and dictating standards for specific genres developed in the 17th century under the guidance of the newly formed Académie française and the influence of a number of self-designated arbiters of taste. In this introduction to French classical literature, students will gain a firm grounding in the canon, read critical theory, and explore different approaches to the question of genre. Readings drawn from a wide variety of contemporary genres and from recent criticism relating to the question of genre.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • FL
  • ALP
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring