Minor in Popular Culture Studies - Littérature industrielle, roman populaire et roman de consommation/Popular Literature and the Rise of Mass Culture FREN 3750   Littérature industrielle, roman populaire et roman de consommation/Popular Literature and the Rise of Mass Culture
CREDIT HOURS: 3
The second half of the XIXth century witnesses the development and increasing popularization of the novel as the pre-eminent form of literary expression, concurrently with a dramatic increase and diversification of the reading public. This course will explore the evolution of the novel during this period, with a particular emphasis on the appearance of serialized novels in magazines and newspapers (le feuilleton) and on the development of “genre” fiction and the concept of “popular” literature. Books or excerpts from several representative writers of the time (Alexandre Dumas père, Eugène Sue, Balzac, Frédéric Soulié, Paul Féval, Jules Verne) will be analysed and discussed, in the light of theoretical works on the development of modern mass culture (Umberto Eco, René Guise, Daniel Couégnas, Lise Queffélec).
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Seminar

PREREQUISITES: FREN 2201.03/FREN 2202.03