PREREQUISITE: FREN-UA 30.
This course, which centers around the popular lecture series "French Literature in the Making," offers students the rare opportunity to meet and study with three major authors whose works they will read. Each semester, the Center for French Civilization and Culture invites three significant contemporary French or Francophone authors to dialogue with Olivier Barrot, a senior journalist, author, and host of a literary TV program who plays an important role in French cultural life. Students in this 2-credit course will read one work by each author, will attend the three lectures, and will have the opportunity to meet the authors. Students will gain an understanding of the French literature being written *today* through primary and secondary readings, discussions, and the unique opportunity to enter into dialogue with outstanding literary figures.