Prerequisite: Written Contemporary French (FREN-UA 105). CONDUCTED IN FRENCH.
Introduction to central works in 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; focuses on analytical writing and literary analysis. Follows but does not require completion of Readings I. Authors studied may include Colette, André Malraux, Céline, Simone de Beauvoir, Kateb Yacine, Georges Perec, and Marguerite Yourcenar.