19-20 FR1112: The Individual and Society: Key works

This course examines images of French society through a selection of four key literary texts and concentrates on how questions of social change, social mobility, success and failure, ambition and honour, oppression and alienation have been portrayed. Delivered by the appropriate specialist in the School of Modern Languages, the classes will offer a taste of the literature of the relevant periods, along with a discussion of its distinguishing features, and an overview of its intellectual, social, and historical background.