Courses: Le Temps des prophètes (FRENB205001)

Fall 2013

Class Number: 1250
A study of post-Revolutionary texts in which the prophetic voice of the « genius » is often gendered feminine and/or other . We will read Chateaubriand’s short fiction situated in America, Atala and René, the prototype of the romantic ennui and incestuous love ; Mme de Staël’s semi-autobiographical novel Corinne ou l’Italie ; Stendhal’s delightfully juvenile Charteuse de Parme; Balzac’s exotic Fille aux yeux d’or; George Sand’s controversial Lélia, and two works, Flaubert’s Madame Bovary and Baudelaire’s Fleurs du mal, which were put on trial in 1857 for being dangerous to religion and public morals, and brought their respective authors out of obscurity, later to be integrated into the literary canon.
Div: III; Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI), Inquiry into the Past (IP); Haverford: Humanities (HU)

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1250 Div: III; CI;IP;


French (Web site)

Taught By



Bryn Mawr, TAYF

Meeting Times

TTH 12:45pm-2:15pm