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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2021-22

FREN 40.06 Selfies: autobiographie, autoportrair, autofiction

A study of three forms of writing about the self and their generic distinctions. Autobiography, a practice of self-understanding deals with the construction of one’s life story across time; self-portraiture does not attempt to rejoin the past by the construction of a self that is temporally constructed. The autoportraitist presents a self apprehended in the present of writing through a montage of disparate images. Autofiction, on the other hand,  deals with a form of fictionalized autobiography that uses fiction in the service of the search for self.  Subjects to be examined include: rhetoric, politics, history, and gender.  Texts: Rousseau, Chateaubriand, Sartre, Beauvoir (autobiographies,); Montaigne, Sevigne, Barthes (autoportraits);  Colette, Modiano, Ernaux (autofictions).




A course in the French 10 sequence or permission of the instructor

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:LIT; WCult:W

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.