Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
French Studies


French 349. Les Trente Glorieuses

The 1945-1975 period was marked by both material prosperity and cultural ferment. Is there a relationship between these two worlds? Particular focus on France in the 1950s. Likely readings: existentialism (Sartre, Camus), postwar poetry (Prévert, Ponge), feminine voices (Beauvoir, Sarraute, Duras, Rochefort), essays in cultural criticism (Barthes) and the nouveau roman (Robbe-Grillet)