Symbolism and Aesthetics: end of century
Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne
Area of Study
French, French Culture, Literature
Intermediate, High Intermediate, Advanced, High Advanced, Superior
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits1
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units1
Hours & Credits
Content of the course: We propose a cycle of ten conferences, entitled: Symbolism and aesthetics "end of the century" - some figures
Program by session:
1- Charles Baudelaire, precursor of symbolism
2- Paul Verlaine and the "first" cursed poet: Arthur Rimbaud
3- Stéphane Mallarmé
4- Tristan Corbière and Jules Laforgue, minor poets?
5- Jules Barbey d'Aurévilly and the Dandyism
6- Auguste Villiers-de-l'Isle-Adam, the ironic dreamer
J.-K. Huysmans and the A-shock
8- Rémy de Gourmont and Félix Fénéon: two must-sees
9- Henri Murger: Scenes of Bohemian Life
Aims and Objectives
- To make discovered authors, recognized or supposedly "minors", of the XIXth century
- To propose a direct reading of the works of these authors
- Reflect on what survives in this aesthetic "end of the century" of our days
1. Biographical presentation of the authors
2. Readings and Comments
During the conference:
Photocopies (reading texts)
After the session:
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.