FRE 345H1F

Literary Genres


G. Holtz


A survey of the main literary genres and an analysis of their features: narrative (epic poem, novel, short narrative); lyric poetry in its various forms; drama (tragedy, comedy, farce, mystery play); essay, through readings of selected texts chosen for their representative potential and their historical relevance. The final part of the course will be devoted to an in-depth comparative study of one or two of these genres. This course offers an excellent opportunity to gain a wider knowledge of the various forms of literature and to explore lesser-known genres

Required texts: Consult Instructor

Assignments and evaluation: Written assignments (40%); essay (25%); final test (25%); overall assessment (10%).

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.

Prerequisite: FRE 240H1/FRE 245H1

Recommended preparation: FRE 241H1/FRE 246H1