French Literature in the Making (Only taught in French)

PREREQUISITE: FREN-UA 30.

This 2-credit course offers students the rare opportunity not only to read living French and francophone authors, both of fiction and non fiction, but also to meet most of these authors in person and discuss their ideas and writing process. The contemporary writers studied will be chosen among those visiting New York during the spring semester. They will include the three authors (Jacques Attali, Boris Cyrulnik and Christophe Barbier) invited by Maison Française to participate in the popular lecture series "French Literature in the Making." Students will gain an understanding of the French fiction and non fiction being written today through primary and secondary readings, discussions, and the unique opportunity to enter into dialogue with outstanding intellectual figures. They will read texts by each author, will meet most of them in class, and will attend the three « French literature in the Making » lectures, in addition to other optional events to be announced.

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.

Course Information

FREN-UA 905

Undergraduate

2 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Spring 2018

1
Laurence Marie
T: 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM 19UP 225