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Aurélien Cavelier

Aurélien Cavelier obtained a BA in English from the University of Paris 7 which included one year in Leicester (UK).  After his BA,  he worked in a high school as Read More

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Diana Dyvna

Diana Dyvna is a graduate student in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures who plans to pursue a Masters Degree in Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Pedagogy starting in the Read More

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Mackenzie Campbell

Mackenzie Campbell is a graduate student from Framingham, MA pursuing an MA in French Language and Literature. She was born in Montreal, QC, and French has always been an integral Read More

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Writing about Love: Seminar in Seventeenth-Century French Literature

Is love an ennobling passion? a dangerous snare? an unattainable ideal? a game of mirrors? In this course we will study the prevailing ideas about love in seventeenth-century France, considering Read More

Medieval Literature

Are you interested in the stories of knights and princesses, troubadours and villains, sorcerers and serfs, kings and jesters? Do the names of Lancelot and Guinevere, Tristan and Iseult, Heloise Read More

Great Authors II: 1750-Present

Selected readings of master authors from the dawn of Romanticism to the present. Authors may include Rousseau, Hugo, Flaubert, Baudelaire, Proust, Gide, Valéry, Colette, Camus, Sartre, Yourcenar, Beauvoir, Tournier, Robbe-Grillet, Read More

Aspects of Contemporary French Literature

It is often said that contemporary French writers are less interested in politics than their elders and more interested in subtle plots and intricate story-telling. But we will see that Read More

Négritude, Antillanité, Créolité

What is the Caribbean? Does history begin with Christopher Columbus? Should one consider the Native American component as a significant element in the construction of this region or should the Read More

The literature of modern life: Representations of the 19th-Century France

This course will examine major 19th century corks and their representations of modern life through multiple facets: cultural phenomena (the press, travel, art and music), society (the rise of the Read More

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 Read More