French 419 — FLNG
Professeur : D. Kress
Required texts in English:
Texts in English:
Stendhal, The Red and the Black, Penguin
Texts in French:
Georges Sand, La Mare au diable
Much of the material will be provided online.
Welcome to one of the richest, most complex, and most rewarding periods of world literature! This course in nineteenth-century French literature is being offered for students who plan to major or minor in French. All of the readings will be in French and the assignments will be quite heavy. Do not take this course unless you are willing to do the work!. The goal of this course is to examine the literature of the major writers of the period; with this in mind, you should be prepared for a challenge.
Remember, for some of you, this is your senior seminar; I regard it as the crowning achievement of all you have undertaken at Centenary and expect for you to consider it your number one priority this semester.
*All classroom discussion will be conducted in French. If you have difficulty asking questions in class, formulate them at home. Be ready with questions when I call on you! I will give you a grade for class participation every day and I expect for you to contribute aggressively. Your questions or comments should reflect the work and thought that you have put into the day’s assignment and should show that you have made an effort to read and understand the material.
*Papers. There will be a paper due in this class of a minimum length of seven typed pages. Each student will prepare an explication de texte.. Double-space the lines and use MLA guidelines for notes (if you have any). You should choose a poem no longer than twenty lines. Students who have already written an explication will write a research paper instead.
*Special project for students enrolled in this class as a Senior Seminar (FLNG 473):
Theater: Each person enrolled in this class for Senior Seminar will choose one of the following works and prepare a 15-20 minute exposé (in French). Your presentation should include a summery of the work and a discussion of its place in literary history. (Why is it important?) N.B. Works which you have already read are not possible choices.
Realistic and Naturalist Theater:
Becque: Les Corbeaux
Psychological, Lyric, and Symbolist Treater:
Jarry: Ubu Roi
Oral Presentation(s) 20%
Grading scale for FLNG 473:
Oral presentations 20
EMPLOI DU TEMPS:
I. Semaine du 22 au-26 août
II. Semaine du 29 août au 2 septembre
III. Semaine du 5 au 9 septembre
IV. Semaine du 12 au 16 septembre
V. Semaine du 19 au 23 septembre
VI. Semaine du 26 au 30 septembre
VII. Semaine du 3 au 7 octobre
VIII. Semaine du 10 au 14 octobre
IX. Semaine du 17 au -21 octobre
X. Semaine du 24 au 28 octobre
XI. Semaine du 31 octobre au 4 novembre
XII. Semaine du 7 au 11 novembre
XIII. Semaine du 14 au 18 novembre
Semaine du 18-27 novembre: Thanksgiving Break!
XIV. Semaine du 28 novembre au 2 décembre
XV. Semaine du 5 au 9 décembre