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Motte, Warren F, Jr. Distinguished Professor

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Research

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  • I am interested in the contemporary French novel and, more generally, in contemporary experimental fiction.

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  • Contemporary French Literature, Comparative Literature, Theory of Literature, Literary Experimentalism

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Teaching

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  • FREN 3120 - Main Currents of French Literature 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Surveys 19th and 20th century French literature. Close reading of selected texts of the principal writers and schools. This course or FREN 3110 are required for all majors.
  • FREN 4480 - 20th Century French Novel
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Close readings of novels from the 1930s to the contemporary period introduce the principal themes and techniques of the modernist and postmodernist French novel. Students are encouraged to analyze a variety of questions commonly evoked in these texts, such as the problem of representation, the uses and abuses of writing, the relation of fiction and history and the status of the subject in the world.
  • FREN 5110 - French Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Different topics are offered and, in a number of cases, cross-listed with other departments. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours on different topics.
  • FREN 5120 - French Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Different topics are offered and, in a number of cases, cross-listed with other departments. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours on different topics.

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