FRE 446H1 (Not offered in 2019-2020)

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.

Required texts:


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