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French Writers: Love Hurts


We all love love.  Not surprisingly, French writers are passionate about it.  In this course,  we will read literature where love occurs and is sought.  But for the best French writers, oftentimes love hurts.  In this course, we will follow how this happens, the many different versions of love, and,  across four centuries of great literature,  how writers and fictional characters  navigate through it.

Reading in a foreign language is a challenge for all of us.  One of my promises is to give you the guidance and tools to be an effective and efficient reader in French literature. 


No previous experience in reading French literature is required.

Satisfies requirement in Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric.


French 201 or above.