Early-Modern French Libertine Literature (FRE2107.01)

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
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Second Seven Week, Two Credit, 2000, French, Stephen Shapiro, Tuesday and/or Friday Afternoons, Wednesday Afternoons.