Life Stories (FRE4214.01)

Stephen Shapiro

This course will focus on perfecting your written French through creative autobiographical writing. Literary readings will offer both a critical perspective on a wide variety of autobiographical genres as well as models for inspiration and imitation in your own writing. We will also examine style and register while striving to master some of the stylistic and grammatical difficulties that confound even native speakers. Workshop sessions will allow students to present each other’s work in a workshop setting. Authors studied will include La Rochefoucauld, Leiris, Sévigné, Rousseau, Ernaux, Guibert, Perec, and Sarraute. Conducted in French. Intermediate-high level.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
Credits: 4
T 2:10pm - 4:00pm; F 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Four Credit, 4000, French, Stephen Shapiro.