Reading Contemporary Literature in French for the "Choix Goncourt" Prize

FRENCH 718S

Why read literature today? And how do we talk about what we read? This seminar offers a unique opportunity to participate in the Choix Goncourt Prize in the U.S, and learn how to be a literary critic. Students will engage in dialogue with contemporary authors, acquire theoretical and critical literary tools, and learn the best practices of being part of a selecting literary committee. For those who want to deepen their knowledge of literature and culture, sharpen their critical spirit, and improve skills in reading and writing French. One student will be designated as delegate to attend the Prize ceremony in NYC at the Albertine bookshop. Same as French 428S, but with graduate level work.
Typically Offered
Spring Only