French Women Writers:Ren-Rev
French Women Writers: Renaissance to the Revolution (1 unit)
Aiming to instruct and entertain, French women writers from the Renaissance to the Revolution made a significant contribution to humanism in Europe. They pioneered and perfected new literary genres that expressed their perspectives on sex, marriage, manners, education, and politics. In doing so they made France the cradle of feminism in its artistic, political, cultural and philosophical manifestations. Authors include Crenne, Navarre, Labé, Scudéry, Lafayette, Aulnoy, Graffigny, Charrière, and Gouges.