Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This course will introduce students to a number of literary, cultural and intellectual phenomena that marked Paris from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century. These will include modernity and Modernism, literary Realism, Impressionism, prose poetry, Surnaturalism and the pathway towards Surrealism, and the culture of the literary Salons.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2018.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Interpret a text in its historical, philosophical and/or literary framework.

2. Analyse textual materials with reference to the theoretical frameworks covered in the course.

3. Critique text at a level consistent with 3000 level studies.

4. Explain the historical period covered.

5. Construct a list of secondary materials.


Course content will include:

•         Films embodying the period

•         The Verse and Prose Poetry of Modernity

•         Impressionism and the Art of Modernity

•         Literary Realism

•         Experimental literature of the Everyday

(Students majoring in French Studies will have the possibility of studying all primary materials in the original French.)

Assessment items

Essay: Essay - 35%

Literature Review: Literature Review - 35%

Quiz: Quiz 30%

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