21F.347 Social and Literary Trends in Contemporary Short French Fiction
Examines short stories and short novels published in France during the past 20 years, with emphasis on texts related to the dominant social and cultural trends. Themes include the legacy of France's colonial experience, the re-examination of its wartime past, memory and the Holocaust, the specter of AIDS, changing gender relationships, new families, the quest for personal identity, and immigration narratives. Covers a wide variety of authors, including Christine Angot, Nina Bouraoui, Herve Guibert, and Patrick Modiano. Taught in French.
This class has no prerequisites.
21F.347 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by B. Perreau.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.
In the Fall 2013 Subject Evaluations, 21F.347 was rated 6.8 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Contemporary Short French Fiction: Social and Literary Trends since 1990 site.
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