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FREN152 PO - Literature as Resistance

When Offered: Last offered fall 2019.
Instructor(s): M. Waller
Credit: 1

How do literary works challenge so-called natural hierarchies such as class, race, and gender? Do they also reinforce them? Our corpus focuses on masters, servants and slaves in order to ask who is, and should be, on top. Famous plays by Moli?re and Beaumarchais expose the absurdity of traditional class and gender relations. Best-selling novels by Montesquieu and Mme de Graffigny about a Persian harem and a kidnapped Peruvian princess highlight despotism, xenophobia, and racism. Course concludes with your analysis of current representations of these issues. Reading, writing, and discussion in French.Prerequisites: FREN 044 PO .
Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
Area 1; Language Requirement



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