Oct 17, 2021  
Course Catalog 2006-2007 
Course Catalog 2006-2007 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FREN 406 - La Fontaine’s Fables: Poetry, Power and Politics


First Semester.  No other French poet has approached the diversity of poetic forms and themes of La Fontaine in his Fables. We will examine the role of the moralist-poet writing seemingly modest, diverse, unique, and enigmatic fables under the absolute monarchy of Louis XIV and his attempts to free his lyric spirit within the political upheavals of his time. Significant attention will be paid to visual interpretations of the fables by illustrators throughout history.

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: Two 300-level courses beyond 301. Enrollment limit: 12.

Nelson de Jesus

Credits: 3 hours

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