FREN-465 Islam in French and Francophone Literature
We will examine and try to answer the following questions: How are Islam and the Islamic world perceived and depicted in French literature from Pascal to the Romantics? What are the main avenues of a Christian-Muslim dialogue in French thought of the twentieth century? What is the place of Islam and the Muslim community in France today? Students will be expected to read works and excerpts from Pascal, Voltaire, Nerval, Fromentin, Massignon, Corbin, and the press. Cross-listed with the Center for Christian and Muslim Understanding and the Comparative Literature program. This course fulfills the upper-division post-1800 literature requirement for the French major.
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