FREN 4424 Renaissance France: Humanism and Reformation (Spring: 3 )
In this course we will examine the cultural revolution that ushered in the modern age, known as the Renaissance. The renewal of the arts and sciences created the conditions for creative innovation, modernization of public institutions and also for fierce debate and dissent within the Christian church that led to a violent division within the French nation. Readings will include Erasmus’ Praise of Folly, Rabelais’ Gargantua, selections from the Pléiade poets and from Marguerite de Navarre’s Heptaméron and period and modern accounts of the tragic Saint Bartholomew’s Day massacre.
Instructor(s): Stephen Bold
Last Updated: 23-Feb-17