Advanced Studies in Literary Theory:
This course offers an introduction to the dialogue between anthropology and literature throughout the ages. Reflexion on cultural patterns in French literary theory has been on-going beginning with Montaigne - who referenced travel accounts - to Michel Leiris - who was instrumental in the constitution of ethnology as a scientific discipline. Via close readings, this course will examine some fundamental texts and key concepts such as révolution sociologique, regard éloigné, and primitivism.
Assignments and evaluation:
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.
FRE 240H1/FRE 245H1, FRE 241H1/FRE 246H1, FRE 344H1