Romance Studies: French Language & Literature

  • GRS LF 621: Reading French for Graduate Students
    Designed for graduate degree candidates preparing for language reading examinations. Develops skills in interpreting written French with minimal phonological or cultural references. Practice in translating passages relating to the sciences and humanities. No previous knowledge of French required. Students will not receive graduate credit for this course and there is no tuition charge.
  • GRS LF 850: Topics in French Literature
    Satisfies departmental theory requirement. Topic for Fall 2014: The Golden Age of Theory. An examination of the vicissitudes of a series of speculative readings, mostly French, of a number of texts, mostly Germanic, as they converged to form the literary tradition known as "theory." Readings from Saussure, Derrida, Laplanche, Deleuze, Lacan, and Foucault.
  • GRS LF 860: Seminar: Topics in French Literature
    Two topics are offered 2014/2015. Students may take one or both for credit. Topic for Fall 2014: Rebellious Women: Engendering Texts and Films in French. Close reading of selected texts and films by major 20th-21st-century women writers and filmmakers. Attention to gender, postcolonial, and transnational cultural studies, and to the politics of form. Topic for Spring 2015: TBA.
  • GRS LF 951: Directed Study: French Language and Literature
    Hours arranged. Consent of instructor and department.
  • GRS LF 952: Directed Study: French Language and Literature
    Hours arranged. Consent of instructor and department.