French Women Writers: Women In French Literary History 1880-1950

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Course Information
Discipline(s): 
Literature
Terms offered: 
Spring
Credits: 
3
Language of instruction: 
French
Prerequisites: 

Prior coursework in literature

Description: 

The objective of this course is to study, in a literary history context, the place and function of women in Parisian literary life between 1880 and 1950, as well as their own writings on women and the literary world. This study is done by reading autobiographical accounts, memoirs and essays, in a specific historical context, in order to permit a reflection on the role and the engagement of women in intellectual life, and to define their place in literary history.