Oct 03

When the Histoires of Novelists Reveal the Histoire of France

Robert Zaretsky

Many of the greatest writers of 19th century France described their histoires, or stories, as histoires, or histories, of, well, 19th century France. This was the case for Honoré de Balzac, Stendhal, Gustave Flaubert and Émile Zola. But how should we, as historians, approach these histoires? What do they tell us about this rich and riveting period — one shaped by revolution and reaction, reason and unreason, and Paris and the provinces — of French history? Rather than lectures, classes will encourage discussions of the novels — Stendhal’s The Red and Black, Balzac’s Père Goriot, Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, and Zola’s Nana — that we will read in their entirety or in extracts.

This class will be held onsite at WIH. This class will NOT be simulcast.

Six Week Course Schedule | Mondays
Oct 03 | 1:30 PM
Oct 10 | 1:30 PM
Oct 17 | 1:30 PM
Oct 24 | 1:30 PM
Oct 31 | 1:30 PM
Nov 07 | 1:30 PM



Class Tuition

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Price is per student. Class tuition is non-refundable.