FREN 4160: Medieval and 16th Century French Literature (3)

Lecture: 3, Lab: 0, Other: 0

Study of the primary authors and literary movements from the Middle-Ages through the Renaissance. Examines the impact of the secular and the religious on the literature of the Middle-Ages, in works ranging from the Chansons de Geste to the Roman Courtois to the Fabliaux. The second part of the course examines the impact of Humanism, the Reformation, the Italian Renaissance, scientific progress, and the discovery of the New World upon writers such as Rabelais, Ronsard and Montaigne. Class conducted in French. Pre-requisite: FREN 2001 or FREN 2002