BU Classical Languages Department introduces new “Litterature populaire” course

August 7, 2009

BRANDON, MB – The Brandon University Department of Classical and Modern Languages is pleased to announce the availability of a new, experimental course to BU students this fall. In Littérature populaire, students will analyse a mixture of French and Francophone literary works of the 20th century. A theoretical framework will help students understand the social background and the defining features of unconventional, non-mainstream fiction.

  • Course Title: Littérature populaire
  • Number: 58:Fren 397
  • Offered beginning: September 2009
  • Room: Clark Hall 004
  • Slot: 1:40 – 3:00 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday

Texts for the course are as follows:

1. Boileau- Narcejac, Les diaboliques (Celle qui n’était plus). Paris, Denoël, 1952, coll. Folio. (DVD, Diabolique, 1996)
2. Hergé (pseud. Georges Rémi). Tintin au Tibet. Tournai, Casterman, 1960
3 Senécal, Patrick. Le passager. Québec, Alire, 2003
4. Vonarburg, Elizabeth, «La machine lente du temps». La Frontière éclatée, anthologie de SF francophone, Livre de Poche, Paris, 1989.
5. Various texts provided by the instructor.

Instructor (for more information):

Rachel Major
Office: Clark Hall 003
Phone: 727-9703
E-mail: major@brandonu.ca
Office Hours: 8:30-9:45 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday or by appointment.