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 2017: Literary Theory from Structuralism to Post-colonialism. Survey of important theoretical works and trends from structuralism through post-colonial theory. Theoretical essays are read in tandem with literary works. Also offered as GRS LS 850 C1.
  • GRS LF 860: Seminar: Topics in French Literature
    Topic for Fall 2017: Aesthetics of Sovereignty and Biopower. Theories of an early modern Absolutist state (Bodin, Hobbes), the state of exception, and what it means to be above and beyond the law (Derrida, Schmitt). Comparing theories of biopolitics and the flesh, from Esposito, Wehilye, Foucault and Agamben.
  • 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.