L’animal et L’homme, 1200-1800

French 411

Usual Description

This course examines human-animal relations and symbolism in French literature, art, and film. Starting with werewolves and other hybrid creatures in medieval literature, and continuing with the La Fontaine’s Fables and Buffon’s Histoire Naturelle, this course traces the history of the human-animal border through the nineteenth century, in Darwin and a novel by Emile Zola. The course concludes with an examination of the animal in contemporary philosophy and cinema.

Sample Syllabus

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Areas of Interest
France
France
Time Periods

1200 - 1800

Languages Used

French

Course Listings

These are all of the listings of this course recorded in the Oberlin course catalog since the fall of 2007.

Listing Semester Professor
French 411
French 411 Taught by Matthew Senior
French 411 Taught by Matthew Senior
French 411 Taught by Matthew Senior