Level 4 Courses

410 Medieval French Literature

A study of literary genres from the chanson de geste, courtly romance, and the novels of chivalry to early French poetry covering the five hundred year period from 1000-1500.  Credit will be granted for only one of FREN 410 or FREN 400. Prerequisite: 6 credits of FREN at the 200 level or permission of the department chair. Three credits. Not offered 2016-2017.

415 Renaissance French Literature

A study of the Renaissance period in literature and language through the works of Marot, Rabelais, Du Bellay, Ronsard, Montaigne and the poets of the baroque. The century’s concern with the French language provides a convenient introduction to the study of the development of modern French. Credit will be granted for only one of FREN 415 or FREN 400. Prerequisite: 6 credits of FREN at the 200 level or permission of the department chair. Three credits. Not offered 2016-2017.

456 Literary Criticism (Roman et Société)

The objective of this course is to introduce the field of French literary criticism and to illustrate several analytical methods based on current schools of literary theory. After establishing a socio-historical background, the class will focus in detail on five major schools of textual analysis, springing from the concepts of structuralism and post-structuralism: narratologie, sémiotique, psychocritique, thématique, and sociocritiquePrerequisite: 6 credits of FREN at the 200 level or permission of the department chair. Three credits. Not offered 2016-2017.

457 French Poetry from the Symbolist Movement to the Present

A study of major French poets beginning with the Symbolist Movement at the end of the 19th century and concluding with current trends in poetry. Authors include: Stéphane Mallarmé, Paul Valéry, Guillaume Apollinaire, Pierre Reverdy, Francis Ponge, Paul Claudel, Andre Breton, Henri Michaux, Francis Jammes, Blaise Cendrars, Jules Supervielle, Paul Eluard, René Char, Jacques Reda. Prerequisite: 6 credits of FREN at the 200 level or permission of the department chair. Three credits. Not offered 2016-2017.

492 Senior Seminar and Thesis

An in-depth study of an area of French or French-Canadian literature chosen by the student as the basis for his or her thesis. Working under the supervision of a chosen professor, students will research and write a thesis in French of approximately 4,000 words for an advanced major and 6,000 words for an honours student. Professor and student will meet once a month to review progress. Required for all advanced major and honours students in their final year of study. Three credits.