FREN 4464 Existentialism from A to Z (Fall: 3 )
This course will examine some of the fundamental literary, philosophical, and historical components of French Existentialism. It will examine the way that the major writers of this movement in twentieth-century thought developed their ideas against the backdrop of Surrealism in literature, existential phenomenology in philosophy, and the historical upheavals of World War II. Of primary concern will be the manner in which the themes, concepts, and experiences of Meaninglessness, Engagement, Occupation, Resistance, and Liberation are confronted and rearticulated in the texts considered. Authors will include Sartre, Camus, Malraux, de Beauvoir, Duras, Ponge, and Blanchot.
Instructor(s): Kevin Newmark
Last Updated: 07-Jan-16