FREN 4441 Literature and Culture of the French Enlightenment (Fall: 3 )
This course seeks to examine the idea of "Lumires" in eighteenth-century France through the reading of the major texts of the period. We will analyze the concepts central to the French Enlightenment: tolerance, progress, nature, and culture, as they are formulated both in the fiction (tales and novels) and in the major theoretical texts of Montesquieu, Voltaire, Diderot, Rousseau, and the Encyclopedists.
Instructor(s): Ourida Mostefai
Last Updated: 24-Jun-17