Topics in Modern France: La Comédie Humaine: Social Identities in Nineteenth Century France

French 311

Usual Description

A study of the discourses, media, practices, and spatial configurations through which social identities were constructed in 19th century France. What fears and fantasies about modernity were expressed through social types like the bourgeois, the artist, the courtesan, or the peasant? How do social types help and hinder us in making sense of a rapidly changing world? Readings of literary and non-literary texts. Extensive use of accompanying AMAM exhibition of French 19th century prints.

Areas of Interest
Time Periods

1800 - 1900

Languages Used


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 311
French 311 Taught by Libby Murphy