PREREQUISITE: FREN-UA.0105 OR FREN-UA.9105.
Introduction to central works in medieval and early modern French literature. By analyzing plays, chronicles, poems, and novels, students explore the role and status of literature within the era's larger intellectual, political, and social framework. Critical study of key themes, genres, and styles; focus on analytical writing and literary analysis. Authors studied may include Marie de France, Rabelais, Marguerite de Navarre, Montaigne, Corneille, Diderot, and Voltaire.