Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

FREN 370 - WOMEN IN TALES OF FANTASTIC

Long Title: WOMEN IN TALES OF THE FANTASTIC
Department: Classical and European Studies
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Description: This course will explore those stories “behind the story” of the 19th century—that strange and often misunderstood genre, the “fantastic tale.” Reading such writers as Gautier, Balzac, and Maupassant, we will discuss this genre's anxieties about madness and machines, misbehaving objects, and especially about women and their bodies. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or Placement Test.