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Discere et Sociare - French 340 - FA15

March 17, 2015

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FREN 340 - Discere et sociare
Institutions, Knowledge, and Belles-Lettres in the Old Regime

 

France’s contemporary intellectual and literary landscape comes in large part from the institutionalization of knowledge and of literary production in the 17th and 18th centuries. From the creation of the Académie française in the 1630s, to the development and evolution of literary Salons and the Comédie française, to the launching of the most daring Enlightenment venture of the Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers (1751-1775), this course will examine the interplay between institutions, knowledge, and literature in pre-modern France. Starting in the Renaissance and through the Enlightenment, authors discussed throughout the course may include: Montaigne, Rabelais, Molière, Scudéry, Pascal, La Fontaine, Boileau, Voltaire, Montesquieu, Diderot, Graffigny, Rousseau, Charrière amongst others.

 

Pre-requisite:  French 321 or consent

Taught by Prof. Isabelle DeMarte, demarte@lclark.edu

01:50 - 02:50pm, TTH, 15/FA

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