FREN 4430 French Poetry of the Renaissance (Fall: 3 )
This course will focus on the poetic revolution undertaken by Joachim du Bellay and Pierre Ronsard, leaders of the group known as the Pliade. Their return to classic Greek and Roman sources paradoxically established the standards for modern French poetry through to the twentieth century. Most importantly, we will read some of the most beautiful and most intriguing poems ever written in French.
Instructor(s): Stephen Bold
Last Updated: 07-Jan-16