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

FRENCH 428S

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. It is intended for those who want to deepen their knowledge of literature and culture, sharpen their critical spirit, and improve their skills in reading and writing French. One student will be designated as delegate and travel to NYC to attend the Prize ceremony at the Albertine bookshop.
Curriculum Codes
  • FL
  • W
  • ALP
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • LIT 428S
Typically Offered
Spring Only