Acquaints students with the intersection of world civilizations in French language spaces from 1789 to contemporary times, through the close study of literary, cultural, and historical transformations. Situates texts and authors within and across contexts and movements such as: revolution, romanticism, orientalism, realism, the avant-garde, surrealism, Negritude, existentialism, the nouveau roman, decolonization, littérature-monde, and the production of citizenship. Writers may include Claire de Duras, Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, Honoré de Balzac, Charles Baudelaire, Alfred Jarry, Colette, Jean-Paul Sartre, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Marguerite Duras, Arianne Mnouchkine, Maryse Condé, and Leila Sebbar. Emphasizes and analyzes such questions through class discussion, research, presentations, performance, and written work. This course is in French.