Seminar in 19th- and 20th-Century French Literature: Readings in the 20th Century Novel

Subject associations
FRE 526 / COM 525
Fall 2022
Thomas A. Trezise
Registrar description

This course offers the opportunity for a close examination of certain French or francophone novels that are widely considered to be among the most important of the twentieth century, all from the post-WWII period and all to be read in conjunction with pertinent critical texts. It is neither an historical survey of the twentieth-century novel nor a systematic introduction to narratology nor an overview of contemporary critical perspectives. Instead, our ambition is to articulate and discuss literary and related issues that arise from the close reading of these novels and the inflection imparted to such issues by secondary texts.