Introduction to French Literature: Poetry and Theatre
Unlock the mysteries of poetry, and learn to read between the lines of a play! This course explores verse and drama from the Renaissance through the twentieth century through close readings and class discussion. We will study works by some of France’s best-loved poets—Ronsard, La Fontaine, Hugo, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Valéry—and classic theater by Molière, Racine, and Anouilh. In the company of such illustrious writers, you are sure to see your own style and vocabulary improve!