French 4200 - French Philosophy

RESSOURCES


COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course will cover texts and notions of main French philosophical thinkers from 1960. Reading assignments will include extensive extracts from major works. Classes will be divided between lectures and groups discussions. Class and discussion are conducted in French.

GRADING

Participation : 15%
Quizzes/In-class essays : 35%
Exams : 45%
Final project : 5%

CALENDAR 

Weeks 1-6
Introduction

Michel Foucault
Surveiller et Punir, Naissance de la prison
Histoire de la Folie

Week 7
Jean-François Lyotard
La Condition Postmoderne

Weeks 8-10
EXAM 1

Jacques Derrida
Selected readings.

Weeks 11-13
Gilles Deleuze.
Selected readings.

Weeks 13-14
Jean Baudrillard
Simulacres et Simulation

EXAM 2

Week 15
Conclusion

Final Exam Week
Final project is due.

 

Homework

Aout - Septembre

Jeudi 23 aout: Surveiller et punir, pages 9-35 (Partie I, chapitre 1: Le corps des condamnés). Short quiz in class.

Mardi 28 aout: Surveiller et punir, pages 36-134 (Partie I, chapitre 2; Partie II, chapitres 1 et 2). Short quiz in class.

Mardi 4 septembre: Surveiller et punir, pages 135-230 (Partie III, chapitres 1, 2 et 3). Short quiz in class.

Mardi 11 septembre: Surveiller et punir, pages 231-315 (Partie VI, chapitres 1, 2et 3). Short quiz in class.

 

Dr. Cottille-Foley, 215 Swann, School of Modern Languages