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French Literature in Translation

ENGL 275.401
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TR 10:30-12

In this course, we will examine a wide array of plays, novels and films to explore their treatment of the concept of justice. Within this thematic framework, we will investigate such topics as: the relationship between the individual, the family, and the state; the clash between desire and the law; the ethics of sexual difference; the articulation of a moral code from beyond the grave; and the link between perceived injustice and narcissistice rage. Secondary texts will include selections from psychoanalysts like Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan, and Heinz Kohut. All readings, course assignments, and class discussion to be done in English.