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FREN 4324. TOPICS IN 19TH-CENTURY FRANCE. 3 Hours.

The course surveys major currents like Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, and Orientalism in literature and art. Strong emphasis on the possibilities of leisure (theatre, travel, the phenomena that are department stores, trains, cameras, moving pictures, and high fashion), bourgeois tastes and institutions, the role of Capitalism, and the Alliance network in empire building. FREN 4324 may be repeated for credit when the content changes. Prerequisite: FREN 2314 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.