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FREN 4459 Balzac (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

In this course we will study the work of Honoré de Balzac, one of the most important writers in modern times. We will read a selection of novellas and novels from Balzac’s Comédie humaine, a multi-volume literary project that aimed to paint a sociological portrait of nineteenth-century France. Our goal will be to gain a profound understanding one author and also to read the Comédie as a cultural artifact of a certain place and time. The course will therefore be both a literary and a cultural study that will include analyses of paintings, excerpts from the press, and historical documents.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Lauren Ravalico

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Conducted in French

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17