Maupassant’s short stories



Maupassant’s short stories

First or second semester

6 credits


100% coursework


FREN2002 or equivalent



Hours per week:

2 hrs/week

Contact hours:

24 hours

Total learning hours:

120 hours

Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893), rightly regarded as one of the finest authors in modern French literature, is notorious for his numerous short stories, or “nouvelles”. These stories do not only carry a universal appeal and timelessness, they are also written in a concise, delicately crafted style that has eventually become Maupassant’s most distinctive feature as a writer. This course undertakes to read a selection of short stories by Maupassant so as to underscore on one hand the way they relate to French society in recent history and, on the other hand, why these works are still relevant today. All the materials used in the course will be in French.


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Learning outcomes

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