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French and Italian

College of Arts and Sciences
Bloomington

Chairperson
Professor Andrea Ciccarelli

Departmental E-mail
fritdept@indiana.edu

Departmental URL
www.indiana.edu/~frithome

Graduate Faculty
Degrees Offered
Special Departmental Requirements
Degrees in French
Degrees in Italian
Courses

Graduate Faculty

(An asterisk [*] denotes associate membership in University Graduate School faculty.)

Distinguished Professor
Peter Bondanella (Comparative Literature, West European Studies)

Rudy Professors of French and Italian
Rosemary Lloyd (Gender Studies), Albert Valdman (Emeritus, Linguistics)

Professors
Michael Berkvam, Julia Bondanella, Richard Carr (Emeritus), Gilbert Chaitin (Comparative Literature), Andrea Ciccarelli, Eileen Julien (Comparative Literature, African American and African Diaspora Studies), Edoardo Lèbano (Emeritus), Emanuel Mickel, Samuel Rosenberg (Emeritus)

Associate Professors
Guillaume Ansart*, Julie Auger, Laurent Dekydtspotter*, Margaret Gray, Mona Houston (Emerita), Eric MacPhail, Jacques Merceron, Russell Pfohl (Emeritus), Wayne Storey, Barbara Vance

Assistant Professors
Kevin Rottet*, Massimo Scalabrini*, Rebecca Wilkin*

Academic Advisors
Associate Professor Barbara Vance (French), Ballantine Hall 617, (812) 855-2702; Distinguished Professor Peter Bondanella (Italian), Ballantine Hall 622, (812) 855-3127

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Degrees Offered

Master of Arts (French Literature, French Linguistics, French Instruction, Italian), and Doctor of Philosophy (French Literature, French Linguistics, Italian)

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Special Departmental Requirements

(See also general University Graduate School requirements.)

All associate instructors in French are required to take F572 and F573.

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Degrees in French

Master of Arts Degree—French Instruction
Master of Arts Degree—French Literature
Master of Arts Degree—French Linguistics
Doctor of Philosophy Degree—French Literature
Doctor of Philosophy Degree—French Linguistics

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Master of Arts Degree—French Instruction

Admission Requirements
Completion of a major in French or the equivalent; the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination. For further details, contact the graduate secretary in the department.

Course Requirements
A total of 30 credit hours, at least 20 credit hours of which must be in French, including F572, F573, F574 or F578, and F580. Additional work must include courses from each of four areas: French language, Francophone civilization, Francophone literature, and foreign language methodology/applied linguistics/second-language acquisition.

Language Proficiency Requirement
At the end of the first year of graduate study, students will be interviewed in French using a system based on the oral interview procedures developed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and the Educational Testing Service. A score equivalent to "Advanced High" on the ACTFL/ETS scale is required

Final Examination
Written examinations in the following two areas (one essay written in French): applied French linguistics and foreign language methodology/second language acquisition. Oral examination in one of the following two areas of the student's choice: Francophone civilization or Francophone literature.

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Master of Arts Degree—French Literature

Admission Requirements
Completion of a major in French or the equivalent; the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination. For further details, contact the graduate secretary in the department.

Course Requirements
A total of 30 credit hours, at least 23 credit hours of which must be in French.

Language Requirement
Reading proficiency in one of the following: German, Classical Greek, Italian, Latin, Russian, or Spanish.

Final Examination
Four-hour written examination based on reading list. Three essays (one written in French) on any three of the following: Middle Ages, sixteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. One may be an explication de texte.

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Master of Arts Degree—French Linguistics

Admission Requirements
Completion of a major in French or the equivalent; the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination. For further details, contact the graduate secretary in the department.

Course Requirements
A total of 30 credit hours, of which 20 must be in French, including F574 or F578, F580, F576 (plus prerequisite Linguistics L542), F577 (plus prerequisite L543), and F603.

Language Requirement
Reading proficiency in one of the following: German, Classical Greek, Latin, Russian, or a Romance language other than French.

Final Examination
Written examination on three of the following areas of the student's choice: French phonology, French syntax, applied French linguistics, history of the French language and pedagogy/language acquisition. To be admitted to the Ph.D. program, students must select their three examinations from the first four areas listed above.

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Doctor of Philosophy Degree—French Literature

Admission Requirements
Successful completion of the curriculum and final examination constituting the department's M.A. program in French literature. Students with an M.A. from another institution must pass the department's M.A. examination, which may be taken near the end of the first year of study in the department or at the beginning of the second; courses taken during the first year count toward the Ph.D.

Course Requirements
65 credit hours of course work plus 25 thesis hours (F875). F564, F574, and F603 or their equivalents are required.

Language Requirement
Reading proficiency in two of the following: Catalan, German, Classical Greek, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish. One of the languages chosen must be German or Latin.

Minor(s)
A total of 9 to 12 credit hours each, as required by the minor department(s) or program(s).

Ph.D. Minor in French Literature
Doctoral students from other departments may complete a minor in French literature by successfully completing no fewer than four French literature courses (12 credit hours) listed in the University Graduate School Bulletin as carrying credit toward the Ph.D., of which no more than two may be at the 400 level.

Qualifying Examination
Oral and written exams covering six literary periods and literary theory. Students may choose to be exempted from written exams on two of the six literary periods, provided they have achieved a grade of B or higher in two courses from each of these areas. Students may also be exempted from literary theory if they have successfully completed F564. Transfer courses may be used to qualify for exemption only if their content is verified through completion of the departmental master's exam for French literature. Students failing their qualifying exams more than once are dropped from the program but may be reinstated after one year by special petition. Examination on the minor subject is at the discretion of the minor department.

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Doctor of Philosophy Degree—French Linguistics

Admission Requirements
Successful completion of the curriculum and final examination constituting the department's M.A. program in French linguistics. Students with an M.A. from another institution must pass the department's M.A. examination, which may be taken near the end of the first year of study in the department or at the beginning of the second; courses taken during the first year count toward the Ph.D.

Course Requirements
A total of 90 credit hours: 65 credit hours of course work plus 25 thesis hours (F875). Students must complete at least four 600-level courses from the following list: F604, F670, F671, F672, F673, F675, F676, F677, and F678.

Language Requirement
(1) Reading proficiency in Latin, German, and one Romance language other than French; or (2) Reading proficiency in Latin and advanced proficiency in one Romance language other than French. Note: Specialists in the history of French must take option (1).

Minor
Twelve (12) credit hours of course work required in (1) general linguistics, excluding Linguistics L542-L543 and L503, or (2) applied linguistics, excluding Linguistics L503.

Qualifying Examination
Written examination on any five of the following eight areas in French linguistics: (1) applied linguistics/second-language acquisition/foreign language methodology, (2) phonology, (3) syntax, (4) morphology, (5) lexicology and semantics, (6) dialectology and sociolinguistics, (7) history of the French language, (8) Romance linguistics.

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Degrees in Italian

Master of Arts Degree
Doctor of Philosophy Degree

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Master of Arts Degree

Admission Requirements
Completion of a major in Italian or the equivalent; the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination. For further details, contact the graduate secretary in the department.

Course Requirements
A total of 30 credit hours, of which 20 must be in Italian.

Language Requirement
Reading proficiency in one of the following: French, German, Classical Greek, Latin, Spanish.

Final Examination
Written exam based on reading list covering all periods of Italian literature.

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Doctor of Philosophy Degree

Admission Requirement
Successful completion of the department's M.A. program in Italian or the equivalent. For further details, contact the graduate secretary in the department.

Course Requirements
A total of 90 credit hours. 65 credit hours of course work plus 25 thesis hours (M875).

Language Requirement
Reading proficiency in two of the following: French, German, Classical Greek, Latin, Spanish. One of the languages chosen must be French, German, or Latin, according to the dissertation topic.

Minor(s)
A total of 9 to 12 credit hours each, as required by the minor department(s) or program(s).

Ph.D. Minor in Italian
Doctoral students from other departments may complete a minor in Italian by successfully completing no fewer than four Italian courses (12 credit hours) listed in this bulletin as carrying graduate credit.

Qualifying Examination
Two written examinations: (1) Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque, (2) Modern and Contemporary (with cinema option).

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Courses

Graduate
French
Italian
Courses for Graduate Reading Knowledge

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Graduate

F613-F614 Provençal I-II (3-3 cr.) P: knowledge of Old French, Italian, Latin, or Spanish. F613 or equivalent is a prerequisite for F614. Poetry of the medieval troubadours.

G611 Romance Linguistics I (3 cr.)

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French

Courses at the 400 level that are listed below may be taken for graduate credit with the consent of the graduate advisor, unless otherwise indicated. For 400-level course descriptions, please see the College of Arts and Sciences Bulletin.

F401 Structure and Development of French (3 cr.)

F410 French Literature of the Middle Ages (3 cr.) Not open to M.A. or Ph.D. candidates in French.

F413 French Renaissance (3 cr.)

F423 Seventeenth-Century French Literature (3 cr.) Esthetic and intellectual traditions such as the Baroque, libertinage erudit, preciosity, the moralists, and classicism. Genres include poetry, fiction, theatre, the epistle, memoirs, and the essay.

F424 Ideas and Culture in Seventeenth-Century France (3 cr.) Study of political ideology and theory, images and text, scientific and philosophic innovation, social mores, or social and religious institutions. Focus on absolutism, religious controversies, social and intellectual status of women, or other issues


F435 Enlightenment Narrative (3 cr.)
F436 Voltaire, Diderot, and Rousseau (3 cr.)
F443 Great Novels of the Nineteenth Century (3 cr.)
F445 Nineteenth-Century Drama (3 cr.)
F446 Great Poetry of the Nineteenth Century (3 cr.)
F450 Colloquium in French Studies—Traditions and Ideas (2-3 cr.)
F453 Le Roman au XXe siècle I (3 cr.)
F454 Le Roman au XXe siècle II (3 cr.)
F461 La France contemporaine: Cinema et Culture (3 cr.)
F463 Civilisation française I (3 cr.)
F464 Civilisation française II (3 cr.)
F473 Writing of Expository French Prose (2 cr.)
F474 Thème et version (2 cr.)
F475 Le Français Oral: Cours Avancé (2 cr.)

F501-F502 Medieval French Literature I-II (3-3 cr.) Introductory survey; all texts read in original language; no previous knowledge of Old French required. F501 or equivalent a prerequisite for F502.

F503 Reading Old French (1 cr.) P: F501 or equivalent. Oral translation of Old French texts and elucidation of textual and grammatical difficulties. May be repeated twice for credit.

F505 Middle French Literature (3 cr.) Representative works of fourteenth and fifteenth centuries; each semester focuses on a particular writer or genre.

F507 Foreign Language Institute (1-6 cr.)

F510 Foreign Study in French (2-8 cr.) Formal study in a French university; language, literature, and culture of France. Credit to apply only to the M.A. in French Instruction degree. Program must be approved by department.

F513 French Renaissance I (3 cr.) Rabelais; early humanism; poetry to 1550.

F514 French Renaissance II (3 cr.) Pléiade and Mannerist poetry; Montaigne.

F520 Advanced French Phonetics (3 cr.) General introduction to French phonetics and phonemics; training in the evaluation of pronunciation accuracy and the teaching of French pronunciation at the secondary school and university level; remedial practice.

F523 French Classicism I (3 cr.) Malherbe and his opponents, Pascal, Descartes, Voiture, Balzac, d'Urfé, Sorel, Scarron; scepticism; religious movement; préciosité. Dramatic literature largely omitted, but critical ferment considered.

F524 French Classicism II (3 cr.) Classical movement (1660-1685); changing postclassical climate. Boileau, La Fontaine, Sévigné, Fénelon, Bossuet, Fontenelle, Bayle, La Bruyère, La Fayette, Furetière. Some attention to Molière and Racine as interpreters of the contemporary scene.

F535 Le XVIIIe siècle: l'Essai (3 cr.) Introduction to one of the two major genres of the Enlightenment, broadly defined and exemplified by writers like Montesquieu, Voltaire, Diderot, and Rousseau.

F536 Le Roman au XVIIIe siècle (3 cr.) Introduction to the study of the French novel in the eighteenth century with special emphasis on three major genres of the period: the memoir-novel, the epistolary novel, and the philosophical novel.

F540 La Poésie au XIXe siècle I (3 cr.) From early Romanticism through Baudelaire.

F541 La Poésie au XIXe siècle II (3 cr.) Parnassian and Symbolist poets.

F545 Le Roman au XIXe siècle I (3 cr.)

F546 Le Roman au XIXe siècle II (3 cr.)

F548 La Pensée française au XIXe siècle I (3 cr.) Philosophers, historians, social critics, and religious writers, such as Chateaubriand, Michelet, Taine, Renan.

F552 La Poésie au XXe siècle I (3 cr.) Panorama: poets such as Cendrars, Apollinaire, Valéry, Claudel, les surréalistes, Saint-John Perse, Ponge, Michaux.

F553 La Poésie au XXe siècle II (3 cr.) Concentration on one or several authors; a school, e.g., surrealism; certain formal aspects.

F555 Le Roman au XXe siècle I (3 cr.) Representative French and Francophone novels from 1900 to 1940. Novelists such as Proust, Gide, Colette, Celine, Bernanos, Sartre.

F556 Le Roman au XXe siècle II (3 cr.) The novel after 1940.

F557 Le Théâtre au XXe siècle (3 cr.) Jarry, Cocteau, Apollinaire, Claudel. Surrealism and theatre of the absurd: Vitrac, Ionesco, Adamov, Beckett, Genet, Arrabal, Artaud.

F559 L'Essai au XXe siècle (3 cr.) Important essays of the twentieth century, technical philosophy excluded. Authors such as Bergson, Valéry, Sartre, Camus, Weil, Artaud, Lyotard.

F561 Studies in French Civilization (3 cr.) Content varies. May include historical survey of the development of French civilization since the revolution, taking into consideration sociopolitical history, history of ideas, fine arts, literature. Field of study may be extended to the French-speaking world. May be repeated twice for credit.

F563 Introduction to Graduate Study and Research (1 cr.; S/F grading)

F564 Issues in Literary Theory (3 cr.) Important issues and methods of literary study, such as catharsis, genre, meaning, periodization, representation, rhetoric, and vraisemblance, studied in an historical perspective.

F572 Practicum in College French Teaching (1 cr.) Focused classroom observations followed by discussions; identification and evaluation of teaching techniques. Required of new associate instructors; offered only in fall semester.

F573 Methods of College French Teaching (3 cr.) Theoretical notions underlying current approaches; testing; evaluation of teacher performance and instructional materials. Required of all associate instructors; offered only in spring semester.

F574 Thème et version: cours avancé (3 cr.) Translation of contemporary texts from English into French, occasionally from French into English. Emphasis on problems of literary styles.

F575 Introduction to French Linguistics (3 cr.) Introduction to the structure of the French language: phonology, morphology, and syntax.

F576 French Linguistics I (3 cr.) P: LING L542. Study of French phonology and the phonology/morphology interface within the framework of recent linguistic models, including solutions to major descriptive problems proposed from the early twentieth century to the present.

F577 French Linguistics II (3 cr.) P: LING L543. Study of French syntax and semantics within the framework of recent linguistic models.

F578 Contrastive Study of French and English (3 cr.) Advanced contrastive study of written French and English, with emphasis on problems of interference. Readings, exercises.

F580 Applied French Linguistics (3 cr.) Introduction to the lexical, phonological, morphological, and syntactic structure of French from a pedagogical perspective. Presentation of the several types of variation in the French language worldwide and linguistic diversity in France.

F584 Stylistics and Semantics (3 cr.) Relations between types of interpretation and stylistic factors. Ludic-esthetic (including literary) uses of words versus cognitive-moral uses. Emphasis on the former; genre divisions; analysis of texts focused on basic problems of interpretive decision.

F603-F604 History of the French Language I-II (3-3 cr.) Consideration of all aspects of the subject; concentration on internal development (phonology, morphology, syntax) from Latin to modern French. First semester offers an overview; second semester, intensive study of selected aspects of internal evolution. Knowledge of Latin useful. F603 or equivalent is a prerequisite for F604.

F605 History of French Prose Style (3 cr.) Philological and literary study of major figures and trends in prose style from late Middle Ages to the present. Ciceronianism, style coupé, oratorical styles, écriture artiste, etc.

F615 Studies in Medieval French Literature (3 cr.) P: knowledge of Old French. Intensive study of one writer, work, theme, or genre, such as Chrétien de Troyes, the Roman de la rose, lyric poetry. May be repeated twice for credit.

F620 Studies in Sixteenth-Century French Literature (3 cr.) Intensive study of a writer, genre, or aspect of the century, such as Rabelais, Montaigne, poetry, humanism. May be repeated twice for credit.

F630 Studies in Seventeenth-Century French Literature (3 cr.) Intensive study of one writer, work, or theme, such as Racine, Corneille, Molière, Baroque poetry. May be repeated twice for credit.

F635 Studies in Eighteenth-Century French Literature (3 cr.) Intensive study of one writer, work, or theme, such as theatre, novel, Diderot, Voltaire. May be repeated twice for credit.

F640 Studies in Nineteenth-Century French Literature (3 cr.) Studies in Nineteenth-Century French Literature. Topics vary. May include fantasy and ideology in nineteenth-century narrative; Hugo, Zola and the roman politique; jealousy and narrative; experiments in verse; symbolism and its roots; painting and literature; decadence and aesthetics; women writers and critics. May be repeated twice for credit.

F647 Contemporary French Theory and Criticism (3 cr.) P: F564. Recent movements and concepts in French theory influential in determining current practice in literary study. Structuralism, psychoanalysis, neo-Marxism, intertextuality, deconstruction.

F650 Etudes de littérature contemporaine (3 cr.) Intensive study of one writer, work, or theme, such as Céline, literary manifestos, Proust, colonialism, or existentialism. May be repeated twice for credit.

F670 Phonological Structure of French (3 cr.) Advanced phonological description of French, involving readings of both European and American descriptivists.

F671 Syntactic Structure of French (3 cr.) Advanced syntactic and semantic description of French, emphasizing recently proposed linguistic models.

F672 French Dialectology (3 cr.) Geographical and social variation in French; traditional and modern dialectology, oil dialects and North American varieties of French, languages in contact, norm(s), variationist studies.

F673 Topics in the Learning and Teaching of French (3 cr.) P: F580 or equivalent. Survey of major issues in the learning and teaching of French and discussion of how these issues and research results bear on approaches to second-language teaching. Designed for prospective teachers of French and students interested in second-language acquisition and classroom research.

F675 Studies in French Linguistics (3 cr.) Content varies. May include general or intensive study in syntax, semantics, lexicography, or other linguistic topics. May be repeated twice for credit.

F676 Structure and Sociolinguistic Aspects of Haitian Creole and Haitian French (3 cr.) Description of the phonological, morphosyntactic, and lexical structure of Haitian Creole and comparison with Haitian French. Review of the linguistic situation of Haiti, including the respective functions of Creole and French and attitudes and values associated with each language.

F677 French Lexicology and Lexicography (3 cr.) P: F580 or equivalent. Study of the structure of the French lexicon. Examination of the process of dictionary compilation and evaluation. Hands-on experience in the use of computer technology for lexicographic and lexicological tasks such as the compilation of databases, use of the optic scanner, and automatic text analysis.

F678 French Morphology (3 cr.) P: F576. Survey of word structure from a variety of theoretical perspectives, including inflection, derivation, and compounding.

F810 Individual Readings in French Civilization (cr. arr.)

F815 Individual Readings in French Literature and Linguistics (1-6 cr.)*

F825 Seminar in French Literature (3 cr.) Intensive study of a topic involving more than one period of French literature. May be repeated twice for credit.

F875 Research in French Literature and Language (1-12 cr.)*

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Italian

M500 Seminar in Italian Cinema (3 cr.) Intensive study of one director, genre, or period in Italian cinema. May be repeated twice for credit when topics vary.

M501 Dante I (3 cr.) Seminar on Dante's Divine Comedy

M502 Dante II (3 cr.) Seminar on Dante's works and times.

M503 Medieval Italian Literature and Culture (3 cr.) Class may be taught as a survey course or may focus on any author, period, genre, or cultural theme from the "Scoula Siciliana" to Petrarch.

M504 Renaissance Italian Literature and Culture (3 cr.) Class may be taught as a survey course or may focus on any author, period, genre, or cultural theme from Petrarch to the late 1500s.

M505 Modern Italian Literature and Culture (3 cr.) Class may be taught as a survey course or may focus on any author, period, genre, or cultural theme from the Enlightenment to Modernism.

M511 History of the Italian Language (3 cr.)

M513 Italian Renaissance Epic (3 cr.) Survey or specific course on the Italian epic tradition from Pulci to Tasso.

M550 Seminar in Italian Poetry (3 cr.) Class may focus on any aspect of Italian lyric tradition from the origins to present.

M553 Modern Italian Novel (3 cr.) Survey course on the major Italian novelists from Manzoni to present time. Class may also function as a seminar focusing on specific issues of the novelistic genre in Italy.

M554 Modern Italian Theatre (3 cr.) Class may be taught as a survey course on Italian theatre from Goldoni to present time, or may focus on specific authors or periods of modernity.

M564 Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry (3 cr.) Major developments in contemporary Italian poetry. Emphasis on the works of Ungaretti, Montale, Saba, and Quasimodo.

M565 Readings in the Italian Cinema (3 cr.) Analysis of specific movements, topics, or directions in Italian cinema. Attendance of film series for M390 required. Subject may vary with each listing and is identified in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated once for credit.

M573 Problems and Methods of Italian Language Teaching (1 cr.) Focuses on a broad variety of pedagogical and didactic aspects of Italian language instruction.

M603 Seminar in Medieval Italian Literature (3 cr.) Intensive study of one writer, work, theme, or genre in the medieval period. May be repeated for credit with consent of the graduate advisor.

M604 Seminar in Renaissance Italian Literature (3 cr.) Intensive study of one writer, work, theme, or genre of the Renaissance. May be repeated for credit with consent of the graduate advisor.

M605 Seminar in Modern Italian Literature (3 cr.) Intensive study of one writer, work, theme, or genre in the modern era. May be repeated for credit with consent of the graduate advisor.

M815 Individual Readings in Italian Literature (1-6 cr.)

M825 Seminar in Italian Literature (3 cr.) Course content varies; may include literary theme, major author, literary movement, cinema, or cultural topic. Offered regularly. May be repeated for credit with permission of the graduate advisor.

M875 Research in Italian Literature (1-12 cr.)

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Courses for Graduate Reading Knowledge

F491 Elementary French for Graduate Students (3 cr., no grad. cr.)

F492 Readings in French for Graduate Students (3 cr.; no grad. cr.)

M491 Elementary Italian for Graduate Students (3 cr.; no grad. cr.)

M492 Readings in Italian for Graduate Students (3 cr.; no grad. cr.)

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