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Explication de textes : Kate Chopin's The Awakening

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

Responsable(s): Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet
Intervenant(s): -

Période de validité: 2016 -> 2016

Pas d'horaire défini.


Semestre de printemps
2 heures par semaine
28 heures par semestre

Langue(s) d'enseignement: anglais
Public: Oui
Crédits: 0


Kate Chopin's novel The Awakening was condemned by numerous critics at the time of its publication in 1899. The work was considered scandalous, immoral, and unhealthy. It was not until the 1960's that the novel was rediscovered and hailed as a classic of American literature. In addition to focusing on close reading, this seminar will allow us to read the novel through various theoretical interpretations, those that have contributed to the novel's re-evaluation, such as new historicism, feminism and gender theory. The main goal of the class, however, is learning the terms and tools of literary analysis of prose, including narration, style, tone, genre and focalization. Towards the end of the semester, in order to put Chopin's novel into context, we read some short stories by other woman writers of the turn of the century.


written midterm essay of 3 pages and a final paper of 5-8 pages; all students must prepare questions and lead a class discussion once.


The Norton Critical Edition of The Awakening is available at Basta!

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