FREN 325

Literary Art Criticism

Prerequisite: FREN 214 or FREN 232. This course will teach students to analyze visual works of art by comparing writers’ commentaries on famous painting and architectural monuments, from the Lascaux cave paintings to the Beaubourg Center. Among writers studied, there will be literary writers such as Diderot, Baudelaire, Eluard, and Sollers; and postmodern theorists from many disciplines such as Baudrillard, Bourdieu, Foucault, Derrida, Barthes, and Michel Serres. III.W, V.6a

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