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FREN 3357 Memory and Literature (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course explores the dynamic interaction between literature and memory across time and genre. Readings include extracts from Genesis (Joseph's story), Augustine's Confessions (Book 10), essays by Montaigne (eg, I, 9 on liars; II, 6 on practicing to die), the opening movement of Proust's great novel In Remembrance of Time Past, Sebald's Austerlitz, and Manea's The Hooligan's Return, a Memoir. Secondary readings from Freud and recent scientific research on memory and the brain, as well as the film Memento, will support our literary excursions.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Matilda Bruckner

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Conducted in English.
Fulfills one of the 3000-level requirements for the French major or minor.
Fulfills A&S Literature Core requirement. Satisfies Foreign Language Proficiency core requirement.


Last Updated: 05-Mar-14