2023-2024 French courses

Summer 2023 Course Listings

French 8-1 section TBD

French 10.10 Du mal/On Evil- St. Clair @ 10a--French 10.10 offers students a two-fold introduction into Studies in French and Francophone Literature. On the one hand, FR10 serves as a survey course in which students will read texts ranging from the earliest attested writings in French to the contemporary period, covering genres from poetry, essays, autobiography, theatre, novels, and film. At the same time, FR10 introduces students to the basic vocabulary and concepts of literary analysis in French allowing them to pursue and hit the ground running in any advanced studies in French at Dartmouth: how might we talk objectively about the rhythm of a line of verse and what does that tell us about how we might "read" it? How do we spot the endlessly weird ways in which narrative forms allow us to read everything from a sonnet to a novel to a film? How do we spot gender, race, desire, history in a text? How do we think about theatrical forms as historical-social in nature? How might we think about cinema as a text that has its own forms and logics of meaning? Readings can include: Villon, Marie de France, Montaigne, Rabelais, de La Fontaine, Molière, Voltaire, Diderot, de Duras, Balzac, Baudelaire, Hugo, Flaubert, Lamartine, Desbordes-Valmore, Sartre, Camus, Césaire, Apollinaire, Despentes, with approaches to reading by J.L. Austin, Genette, Freud, Glissant, Mbembe, bell hooks, Monique Wittig, Etienne Balibar, and others.

French 75- Cinema from the Golden Age to the Present-Hollister @ 2a--An overview of French cinema from the silent era to the contemporary. Examines films associated with major social and cultural movements in France – surrealism, modernism(s), poetic realism, Left Bank cinema, the New Wave, social cinema, postmodernism(s), feminist and queer cinema, postcolonial cinema – as well as genres like melodrama, comedy, romance, crime film.

Fall 2023 Courses

French 1:  2 sections-Mosenthal @ 9L and Doyle/Kane @ 10

French 2:  3 sections TBD @ 10 and 11 and Doyle/Kane @ 12

French 3:  4 sections TBD @ 11 and 12 and McConnell @ 9L and 10

French 11: 1 section Mosenthal @ 10

French 8:  2 sections Mefoude @ 10 and 12

French 10.08: "Living in Paris/Habiter Paris." LaGuardia @ 12  Living in Paris has generated an enormous amount of writing since the middle ages. This course will examine diverse narrative, poetic, propagandistic, memorial, historical, and anthropological texts that describe the difficulties and the joys of living in the French capital. Works by Perec, L'Estoile, Prévost, Baudelaire, Mercier, Sue, Balzac, Augé, Modiano, Colette, Barthes, Gary, Duras, and others. Prerequisite:  French 8 or permission of instructor. Dist: LIT; WCult: W.

French 10.19:  "À la recherche du bonheur." Beasley @ 12  What is happiness?  How has this concept changed over the centuries?  How has its conception and treatment been influenced by social events, gender, and class?  Is there a form of happiness that is particularly French?  In this course we will explore such questions using texts from the Middle Ages to the 21st century and study the role that the quest for happiness has played in French culture. Prerequisite:  French 8 or permission of instructor. Dist: LIT; WCult: W.

FRIT 37.10:  Culture et Cuisine:French Gastronomy Beasley @ 2

French 53.06:  Kritzman @ 10a.  "Human Rights in France." A wide-ranging survey of the historical and conceptual issues in human rights from the Enlightenment to the present. An examination of philosophical origins and contemporary theoretical debate on citizenship and hospitality, republicanism and universalism; death penalty, women's and gay rights, Charlie Hebdo and freedom of the press. Essays, historical documents and literature. Authors drawn from: Voltaire, Rousseau, Gouges, Renan, Drumont, Hugo, Camus, Sartre Beauvoir, Ben Jelloun, Badinter, Derrida, Kristeva, Agacinski, Lefort, Balibar, Debray.

Winter 2024 Courses

French 1:  2 sections TBD

French 2:  3 sections TBD

French 3:  3 sections TBD

French 8:  1 section TBD

French 10: Beasley at TBD

French 21:  Larose at TBD

French 50:  Sanders at TBD

French 78:  Senior Seminar, Beasley at TBD

LSA+ Toulouse:  Tarnowski

FSP Paris:  St. Clair


Spring 2024 Courses

French 1:  1 section @ TBD

French 2:  2 sections @ TBD

French 3:  4 sections @ TBD

French 11:  1 section @ TBD

French 8:  2 sections @ TBD

French 10:  St. Clair @ TBD

French 25:  Elhariry @ TBD

French 53:  St. Clair @ TBD

French 55:  Tarnowski @ TBD

FSP Paris:  Hollister