Early-Modern French Libertine Literature (FRE2107.02)

Stephen Shapiro

This course examines the movement of early‐modern freethinkers who championed individual autonomy and questioned the authority of religious, moral, social, and political thought. We will focus particular attention on questions of pleasure and morality, sexuality and power, authority and subversion. Writers studied will include Prévost (Manon Lescaut), Laclos (Liaisons Dangereuses), and Sade. Readings, critical written assignments, and oral presentations.  Conducted in English.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 2
W 12:10pm - 2:00pm; F 12:10pm - 2:00pm (second seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
This course is categorized as 2000, All courses, French, Second Seven Week, Stephen Shapiro, Tuesday and/or Friday Afternoons, Two Credit, Wednesday Afternoons.