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2013-2014 Academic Catalog 
2013-2014 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FRN 395-01 - Special Topic: Moliere’s Frst Scandal: L’Ecole de Femmes

1 credits (Fall)
This three-week short course, led by visiting French scholar Jean Garapon, will focus exclusively on Molière’s first five-act play, L’Ecole des Femmes (The School for Wives), which caused an immediate scandal when it was staged in 1663. Professor Garapon, a scholar of French seventeenth-century literature at the Universit‚ de Nantes, will discuss the comic structure of the play and the politics that established Molière’s reputation as a social satirist. Themes to be covered include: the education of women, the politics of marriage, comedy and tragedy, and the role of the public in theatrical controversy.

Prerequisite: FRN 312  or FRN 313 .
Note: Dates: October 1 to October 17 . Short course deadlines apply.
Instructor: Staff