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 304H1F

Contemporary French Women's Prose Fiction 

FRE 310H1F

Relations between Text and Other Media

FRE 319H1F

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

FRE 320H1F

French Literature of Classicism and Enlightenment

FRE 326H1S

Contemporary French Literature

FRE 332H1

Francophone Literatures 

FRE 334H1

Francophone Cinema

FRE 345H1F

Literary Genres 

FRE 441H1F

Advanced Topics in French Literature: Flaubert and the Spirit of “Modernité”

FRE 443H1S

Advanced Topics: Authors

FRE 446H1

Advanced Studies in Literary Theory:


The following courses are not offered in 2022-2023

FRE 314H1F

Quebec and French-Canadian Literature

FRE 318H1S

Medieval French Literature

FRE 324H1S

French Literature in the Time of Revolutions and Industrialization

FRE 336H1F

Postcolonialism : Francophone Literatures 

FRE 410H1S

Advanced Topics in Quebec Literature

FRE 438H1

Advanced Topics in Francophone Literatures