French literature of the 19th and 20th centuries

  • Baudelaire, Proust
  • Imagination in periods of transition, literary representation of time and memory, the post-romantic generation

French literature and culture in the 18th century

  • The human subject in Enlightenment and Romanticism, Marivaux, Rousseau, Chateaubriand
  • Masquerade and authenticity, semiotics of the body
  • Constructions of character, person and persona
  • Salon culture and gender

Autobiography and life writing

  • Autofiction and √©criture de soi (Foucault)
  • Marguerite Yourcenar and Marguerite Duras

Writing and Exile

  • The picaresque novel and its transformations from the 18th to the 20th centuries (Defoe, Sorel, Lesage, Mann)
  • Concepts of otherness

Academic teachers: Rainer Warning, Bernhard Teuber, Timothy Hampton