SAME AS SCA-UA 740.
The rich and diverse literary works by women express their individuality and their important social and cultural role in France from the 12th century to the present. The course studies both the changing sociohistorical context of these writers and the common problems and themes that constitute a female tradition. Writers include Marie de France, Christine de Pisan, Marguerite de Navarre, Mme. de S?vign?, Germaine de Sta?l, George Sand, Colette, Simone de Beauvoir, and Marguerite Duras.