Learn about the history and culture that gave birth to such classics as Madame Bovary, Les misérables, La peste and more.

For those students who want to spend a term with great French fiction as a mirror of its era; possible great choices might include Hugo’s Les misérables, Camus’ La peste, Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, Duras’ Moderato cantabile, Maupassant’s Pierre et Jean and Stendhal’s Le Rouge et le noir. Note: This course will be offered every other year. Offered: spring term. Not offered in 2017-2018.