French Literature Courses (FRE)

Literature (FRE):

200-level mandatory courses introduce students to concepts, methodologies, and critical tools elaborated vis-à-vis further literature and theory and that serve as the framework for other literature courses dedicated to the history of French literature and its cultural and social contexts. 300-level courses encourage students to explore sophisticated primary and secondary sources from disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. 400-level courses initiate students to research. The actual content of most 400-level courses varies considerably according to the instructor. Students should consult the French Studies Undergraduate brochure for content specific to a given year.

The Department takes into account the quality of students' French as one of the criteria in the evaluation of assignments and examinations. A minimum of 20% of the grade will be allocated to this aspect of written assignments.

Code Title

FRE 210H1S

Introduction to Quebec Literature and Culture

FRE 245H1F

Introduction to French Cultural & Literary Studies

FRE 246H1S

Introduction to French Literary Analysis

FRE 304H1

Contemporary French Women's Prose Fiction  (Not offered in 2021-2022)

FRE 310H1F Relations between Text and Other Media

FRE 314H1F

Quebec and French-Canadian Literature

FRE 318H1S Medieval French Literature 

FRE 319H1F

Laughter and Thought in French Renaissance Literature (French Literature during Reformation)  

FRE 320H1F

French Literature of Classicism and Enlightenment  (Not offered in 2021-2022)

FRE 324H1S French Literature in the Time of Revolutions and Industrialization  
FRE 326H1S Contemporary French Literature 
FRE 332H1 Francophone Literatures  (Not offered in 2021-2022)
FRE334H1 Francophone Cinema   (Not offered in 2021-2022)
FRE 336H1F Postcolonialism : Francophone Literatures  

FRE 345H1F

Literary Genres 

FRE410H1S Advanced Topics in Quebec Literature  

FRE 438H1

Advanced Topics in Francophone Literatures (Not offered in 2021-2022)

FRE 441H1F

Advanced Topics in French Literature: Les écrits de la Nouvelle-France/The Writings of New France 

FRE 443H1S

Advanced Topics: Authors

FRE 446H1 Advanced Studies in Literary Theory: (Not offered in 2021-2022)