Love, Passion, Faith and Death
Does love exist without passion? Is there such a thing as platonic love? Are there different kinds of love? What does it mean to enter an union “until death does us part”? This course focuses on those themes in French literature across the centuries and across the genres. It will provide insights on love and passion from some of the greatest French poets and novelists, among them Ronsard, Corneille, Hugo, Baudelaire, as well as Chateaubriand and Flaubert. Taught in French.
This course may be taken for Honors credit; it is highly recommended that those pursuing Honors credit in this course have earned final grades of A or A- in previous French coursework.