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French 341 is an in-depth study of a particular movement: la Francophonie, or literature by French-speaking authors outside of France. Students will investigate through works by selected authors from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries various perspectives on what it means to express oneself in French when one is not from France.

Prerequisite: FREN 202 or equivalent.

This course will explore the origins and legacies of modern avant-garde movements in France since the mid-nineteenth century. Avant-garde writers challenged their fellow artists as well as the public in redefining the purpose of art in an age of liberalism, class struggle, and capitalism. We will examine selected works of Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Symbolism, Dada, Surrealism, and the Oulipo to see how avant-garde writers considered themselves at the forefront of cultural change.

This course introduces students to interdisciplinary perspectives on global systems using concepts such as diversity, tradition, hybrid or blended identities, and tolerance. It seeks to help students find ways to work respectfully and productively in an interconnected world.


Students who complete this course and either 101 or 102 in CHIN, FREN, GERM or SPAN will fulfill the language requirement.