FREN 112. Le Monde comique de Molière
This seminar is designed to acquaint students with the major works of Molière and 17th-century culture. We will investigate: Molière’s political relationship with Louis XIV at Versailles, the discourse of early modern feminism of the précieuses and the femmes savantes; the critique of religious hypocrisy, and the influence of early modern notions of anthropology, notably medicine, on Molière’s notions of selfhood. These aspects will be brought forward through close attention to the poetics of comedy and the art of the comedian.
Catalog chapter: Modern Languages and Literatures: French and Francophone Studies
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/french-francophone-studies
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