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Le soleil est rare et le bonheur aussi l’amour s’égare au long de la vie.

— Gainsbourg

French R1B section 1: English Composition through French Literature in Translation — Food for Thought — Feast and Famine in French Literature

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Course Description:

In this course, we will focus on the notion of food as a critical lens
through which to read a variety of texts. The salient themes will include
hunger and thirst as bodily concerns, the imagery of feasting, the danger
of being devoured, the desire to devour, and the idea of nourishment in
both the physical and spiritual senses. Reading assignments will have
three major components: primary readings will mostly come from medieval
and early modern texts and contexts. We will also spend a significant
amount of time in and outside of class reading and engaging with critical
secondary sources. Both major papers will incrementally reflect this
engagement. In order to develop analytical writing skills,
students will be expected read about reading and writing strategies, as
well as complete a number of shorter assignments to address these skills.
We will also devote a portion of class-time to writing workshops in which
we will discuss writing strategies concretely, and during which students
will be expected to share their ideas and writing with classmates.

Additional information:

This course fulfills the second half of the Reading and Composition Requirement in the College of Letters and Science. Class conducted in ENGLISH.

Section times and locations in the Schedule of Classes