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FREN3475

Autobiographical Writing

The aim of this course is two-fold: it will introduce students to the autobiographical genre, and will also help them improve their analytical and writing skills in French. We will explore the various types of particular fantasies (fantasmes) that underly autobiographical texts. Students will also produce their own autobiographical narrations. Readings will include essays by Philippe Lejeune, Les Mots by Jean-Paul Sartre, W ou le souvenir d'enfance by Georges Pérec, and Enfance by Nathalie Sarraute.

Required Text:
Les Mots, Jean-Paul Sartre, Gallimard (Folio)
Enfance, Nathalie Sarraute, Gallimard (Folio)
W ou le souvenir d’enfance, Georges Perec, Gallimard (L’imaginaire).
Subject:
French
Department:
French
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:

Sections

Summer 2014 Language Schools

FREN3475A-L14 Lecture (Some)

Summer 2012

FREN3475A-L12 Lecture (Some)

Summer 2011

FREN3475A-L11 Lecture (Some)

Summer 2010

FREN3475A-L10 Lecture (Some)

Summer 2009

FREN3475A-L09 Lecture (Some)