French 347. Literature, the Arts and Society from the Dreyfus Affair to Vichy
Emphasis on representative shorter works in prose, theatre, poetry and cinema. Readings may include Proust, Apollinaire, Colette, Césaire, Sartre and the surrealists. Consideration of issues such as the decline of the realist novel, cross-pollination in the arts, the communal loss of innocence after the “Great War,” and the birth of négritude.