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Romance Languages and Literatures (Woods College) Courses (ADRL) Woods College of Advancing Studies


Subject Area Course # Course Title Semester Credit Hours Expand
ADRL 1161 French Literature in English I: Exile and the Kingdom Fall 4
Course Description

The pain of exile and the desire to belong are concerns poignantly expressed by writers of the French-speaking world. Themes of place and displacement, solidarity and solitude, kingdom and exile are examined in the fictional works of Gustave Flaubert (France), Marcel Proust (France), Albert Camus (Algeria/France), and Mariama Ba (Senegal). All in English.


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ADRL 1162 French Literature in English II: Literary Testimonies Fall 4
Course Description

From the Second World War to the struggle for independence of France's colonies to present-day attempts to come to grips with issues of post-colonialism and racism, writers of France and the French-speaking world beyond France's borders have borne witness to the historical events of their time. We will study these literary testimonies in the writings of Albert Camus (Algeria/France), Jean-Paul Sartre (France), Simone de Beauvoir (France), Frantz Fanon (Martinique), Samuel Beckett (Ireland and France), and Marguerite Duras (Vietnam/France). All in English.


Instructor(s): James Flagg

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ADRL 1163 Boston's French Connections Fall 3
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Cross listed with: ENGL2291

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ADRL 1166 Representations of Violence in Spanish and Latin American Literaure and Film Fall 4
Course Description

Short stories, novellas and film will be used to investigate how Spanish and Latin American writers and directors have understood, represented, and responded to the violence of civil war and dictatorship. All writing assignments, class discussions and readings are in English.


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ADRL 1175 Inventing Modern Literature: Dante, Boccaccio, Petrarch and Medieval Florence Fall 4
Course Description

During the period from 1265, Dante’s date of birth, to 1375, when Boccaccio died, one civilization ended and another began. Dante is the last great voice of Medieval Italy. Boccaccio links the medieval way of life to the age of humanism, and Petrarch, torn by unresolved inner conflicts, stands as the first “modern man”. Excerpts from Dante’s Inferno, Boccaccio’s Decameron, and Petrarch’s Canzoniere will be read. All writing assignments, class discussions and readings are in English.


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