Word and Image: Collaboration through the Ages
This course examines how verbal descriptions of objects change over time, and represent how the individual relates to the world. How do they embody common ideals, individual desires, or social anxieties? We will study descriptions of various animate and inanimate objects in texts that reflect key cultural and literary values in French literary history, such as medieval objects of war and love, the description of the Renaissance woman, and the nineteenth-century Gothic cathedral. Taught in French.