FREN 4461 From Olympus with Love: Hugo's Literary Revolution (Spring: 3 )
The course focuses on the impact of Hugo's personality and creative genius on the development of French poetry and prose in the nineteenth century, indicating how and why this titanic man of letters, who managed to surpass his early literary model Chateaubriand in prestige and influence, became the most dominant literary figure in France in the first half of the nineteenth century and the conscience of the nation during his exile in the second half. The exploration of his work in different literary genres will focus on that work's revolutionary originality: its remarkable realization of the fecund potential of Romanticism.
Instructor(s): Norman Araujo
Last Updated: 21-Feb-14