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What are the listed short stories about and what are the main...

What are the listed short stories about and what are the main themes?

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Fall 2014 Comp Lit 191 / French 153D Fantastic Fictions The Fantastic is one of the many inventions of the Nineteenth century. It has been described as the creative reaction to a bourgeois, prosaic world, dominated by capitalism and rationalism, and deserted by poetry, faith and the imagination. Writers of fantastic literature were fascinated by the parallel realities of mental disorder, madness, dreams and drug-induced perceptions. The void left by the materialistic explanations of reality became the space where a fantastic perception of reality could develop and thrive, hesitating between the real and the supernatural, in the intermediate space of the unexplained and unexplainable. We will read stories by Balzac, Cortázar, Dumas, Gautier, Gogol, Hoffmann, Kafka, Maupassant, Mérimée, Edgar A. Poe, and Villiers de l’Ile-Adam. In English. Time: Tuesday & Thursday 12:30-1:45 Place: Theater & Dance 1701 Instructor: Dominique Jullien Office hours: Thursday 2:30-4:30 pm & by appointment Office: 5220 Phelps Hall Email: [email protected] Thursday October 2, 2014 Introduction Tuesday October 7 E.T.A. Hoffmann “The Sand Man” (from the reader ) Thursday October 9 E.T.A. Hoffmann, “The Cremona Violin” (from the reader ) Additional reading: 1) Sigmund Freud, The Uncanny (from the reader); 2) Hélène Cixous, “Fiction and its Phantoms” (from the reader) Tuesday October 14 H. de Balzac, The Wild Ass’s Skin (to p.108) Thursday October 16 Balzac cont’d (to p.194) Tuesday October 21 Balzac cont’d (to p.285) Thursday October 23 Prosper Mérimée, “The Venus of Ille” (from Joan C. Kessler (ed.) Demons of the Night ) Additional reading: Tzvetan Todorov, The Fantastic (from the reader)
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