Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2007/2008
Canadian Excellence

Passion, Reality and Dream
0.5 Credit

This course provides a study of literary and cultural trends (Romanticism, Realism and Symbolism) within the political, social and economic fabric of 19th-century France. Particular attention will be paid to the social and cultural context of the Romantic Hero and his relationship with the "počtes maudits" associated with the decadent period marking the latter part of the century. As a counterpoint, the misogynous and moralizing stereotypes of "bourgeois" theatre will also be examined.

Additional Course Information
FR231 and FR234, or permission of the department.