BA083 French Literature (Remote)

  • 15 Apr 2021
  • 24 Jun 2021
  • 10 sessions
  • 15 Apr 2021, 4:30 PM 6:00 PM (CEST)
  • 22 Apr 2021, 4:30 PM 6:00 PM (CEST)
  • 29 Apr 2021, 4:30 PM 6:00 PM (CEST)
  • 06 May 2021, 4:30 PM 6:00 PM (CEST)
  • 20 May 2021, 4:30 PM 6:00 PM (CEST)
  • 27 May 2021, 4:30 PM 6:00 PM (CEST)
  • 03 Jun 2021, 4:30 PM 6:00 PM (CEST)
  • 10 Jun 2021, 4:30 PM 6:00 PM (CEST)
  • 17 Jun 2021, 4:30 PM 6:00 PM (CEST)
  • 24 Jun 2021, 4:30 PM 6:00 PM (CEST)
  • Remote
  • 8


  • 10 Weeks April 8 through June 18
  • Discount Rate for Active WICE Volunteers

REVISED TIME - NOW AT 4:30pm to 6:00 pm

Advance your French while exploring French literature.  This is an advanced French course in which we will touch on the principal literary movements and the authors who are attached to them, from the 18th century to the 20th century, in poetry, theater and novels.

French literature is plentiful, so we will evoke excerpts from the most famous authors, those whom you have heard about (and including your suggestions if time remains): 

  • 18th century: Voltaire and Rousseau 
  • 19th century: romanticism with Victor Hugo naturalism with Emile Zola realism with Balzac, Flaubert, Stendhal 
  • 20th century: Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus and surrealism. The novel with Marcel Proust, Marguerite Duras, louis-Ferdinand Céline Poetry with Paul Eluard, Louis Aragon, Guillaume Apollinaire. The theater of the absurd with Samuel Beckett, Ionesco Feminist literature with Simone de Beauvoir and Simone Veil

This course will be online due to current governmental guidelines for in person events. Details on joining the course via Zoom will be emailed to you before the start of the class. 

Dans ce cours nous balaierons les principaux courants littéraires et les auteurs qui y sont attachés, du 18e siècle au 20e siècle, dans la poésie, le théâtre et le roman.
La littérature française ayant été très riche, Il s'agira d'évoquer ici,  les auteurs les plus connus, ceux dont vous avez entendu parler :

  • 18e siècle : Voltaire et Rousseau
  • 19e siècle : le romantisme avec Victor Hugo le naturalisme avec Emile  Zola le réalisme avec Balzac, Flaubert, Stendhal
  • 20e siècle : Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus  et le surréalisme       Le roman avec Marcel Proust, Marguerite Duras, louis-Ferdinand Céline  La poésie avec Paul Eluard, Louis Aragon, Guillaume Apollinaire. Le théâtre de l'absurde avec Samuel Beckett, Ionesco.  Et en fonction du temps qu'il nous reste : La littérature féministe avec Simone de Beauvoir et Simone Veil.                     
Dans ce cadre, Je resterai ouverte, bien entendu à tous vos souhaits et suggestions.

About the Instructor: Muriel Lunetta has an MA in FLE (French as a Foreign Language) from the Sorbonne. She has more than 20 years foreign language teaching experience and has been teaching at WICE for 11 years.

Special Instructions: Before registering for the program you may want to check if the level is right for you using the French Placement Test. We recommend that you take this assessment once, without assistance or study aids. This course requires an advanced level of French.

Good to know: 

  • WICE members can register for this event online using WICE's fast and secure online system. Simply click on the link and follow directions.
  • Not a member? Please send an email to We look forward to talking with you.