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FREN 7752 Mirror or Mirage in the Realistic Novel? (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course traces the evolution of the realistic novel in the nineteenth century, endeavoring to determine what realism meant for each of the novelists studied, what devices were selected to represent it in a work of fiction, and how much success was achieved in this representation. This success will be appreciated in the broader framework of inquiry as to the novel's ability, as a literary genre, to accommodate realism. Students will read Stendhal's Le Rouge et le Noir and La Chartreuse de Parme; Balzac's Le Père Goriot and La Cousine Bette; Flaubert's Madame Bovary and L'Education sentimentale.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Norman Araujo

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Conducted in French.
Undergraduates may enroll with permission of the instructor.


Last Updated: 07-Dec-13