The Department of French and Italian

Jean-Pierre B Cauvin


Professor EmeritusPh. D., Princeton University

Professor Emeritus, French Studies
Jean-Pierre B Cauvin

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Interests


Poetry of the 19th and 20th centuries; Surrealism; The Arts in France; 19th-20th C. French history

Courses


FR 340C • The Arts In France

36975 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM MEZ 1.208

FLAGS:   GC

A survey of the major artistic styles, modes, and currents in painting, architecture, sculpture, the decorative arts, and costume, from the medieval through the contemporary periods.

Prerequisite: French 320E.

MEETS WITH EUS 347.

FR 340C • The Arts In France

36650 • Fall 2011
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM MEZ 2.202
(also listed as EUS 347)

FLAGS:   GC

A survey of the major artistic styles, modes, and currents in painting, architecture, sculpture, the decorative arts, and costume, from the medieval through the contemporary periods.

Prerequisite: French 320E.

MEETS WITH EUS 347.

FR 357 • Baudelaire, Rimbaud, & Others

36660 • Fall 2011
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM MEZ 1.208

Study of literary texts since the French revolution. Topics may focus on a specific writer or period, a literary mode or movement, a genre, or a theme.

Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in French.

Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic: Eight Poets: Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Apollinaire, Reverdy, Desnos, Eluard, Michaux, Depestre

FR 340C • The Arts In France

36450 • Fall 2010
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM MEZ 2.202
(also listed as EUS 347)

This course will be taught in French.

 
The course will present the span of the arts as they developed in France, from prehistoric cave art to the contemporary period - yes, a long and full span. Highlighted will be the succeeding styles and their principal features: romanesque, gothic, Renaissance, baroque, classicism [Louis XIV], rococo [Louis XV], neo-classicism [Louis XVI and Empire], romanticism, realism, Second Empire, impressionism and post-impressionism, symbolism, art nouveau, the advent of modernism, fauvism, cubism, surrealism, art deco, abstract art, etc. Chiefly studied in relation to successive periods and styles will be the visual arts, sculpture, architecture, formal gardens, and the decorative arts. An opportunity to acquaint onself with representative samples of the music of each period may be arranged, though not for formal study. Class meetings will consist of: (1) lectures presenting each artistic style/period and relating the latter to their sociocultural and political background, in conjunction with (2) the viewing of a broad selection of representative works; (3) a question-and-answer period or general discussion. A course web site that parallels and reinforces the in-class viewings is available to help the student review and study the material. Complementary and/or supplementary web sites will be recommended for viewing.

 

Grading Policy: 

Five 1-2 page commentaries: 20%

One 4-5 page essay: 15%

Short quizzes: 10%

One 30-minute test (art through 1500): 10%

One hour exam covering 1500-1800: 20% 

Final exam covering 1800-2010: 25%

 

Textbooks: 

Course packet

FR 340C • The Arts In France

36980 • Fall 2009
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM MEZ 2.202
(also listed as EUS 347)

Attached

FR 390M • Poetry Of The 20th Century

37060 • Fall 2009
Meets MW 3:00PM-4:30PM CAL 200

Attached

F C 345 • Cul And Intel Hist Of Fr/Ger

36255 • Spring 2009
Meets WF 2:00PM-3:30PM MEZ 2.202

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FR 340C • The Arts In France-W

36070 • Spring 2009
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM MEZ 2.210

FLAGS:   GC

A survey of the major artistic styles, modes, and currents in painting, architecture, sculpture, the decorative arts, and costume, from the medieval through the contemporary periods.

Prerequisite: French 320E.

MEETS WITH EUS 347.

F C 345 • Cul And Intel Hist Of Fr/Ger

37195 • Spring 2008
Meets WF 2:00PM-3:30PM JES A215A

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FR 340C • The Arts In France-W

37005 • Spring 2008
Meets MW 3:30PM-5:00PM MEZ 2.210

FLAGS:   GC

A survey of the major artistic styles, modes, and currents in painting, architecture, sculpture, the decorative arts, and costume, from the medieval through the contemporary periods.

Prerequisite: French 320E.

MEETS WITH EUS 347.

F C 345 • Cul And Intel Hist Of Fr/Ger

36525 • Spring 2007
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM JES A215A

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FR 322E • Adv French II: Oral Emphasis

37060 • Fall 2006
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM JES A209A

Description of FR322E

 

FR 322E • Advanced French II

Prerequisites

FR 320E with a grade of at least a C

Course Description

This course will be taught in French.

The objective of this course is to improve all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) through a series of communicative tasks (compositions, listening comprehension activities, dictations, oral practice, etc.). Emphasis is placed on diversifying vocabulary, mastering a wider range of grammatical structures, increasing fluency, and developing appropriate rhetorical strategies for essay writing in French. And finally, participants can expect to learn about social issues in the French-speaking world (e.g. role of media in society, immigration, globalization, education, etc.)

Grading Policy

Chapter Exams (4 x 10%) 40%

Oral Exams  (3 x 5%) 15%


Compositions  (4 x 5%) 20%

Daily Assignments  15%

Final Project  10%

FINAL EXAM: NO

Texts

Oukada, Larbi. 2nd Ed. 2012. Controverses. Boston: Thomson/Cengage Heinle. (ISBN textbook 9780495797777; workbook 9781439082065): Required

Hawkins, French Grammar and Usage, (2nd edition), 2001, MCG, ISBN: 9780658017988: Recommended

Oxford, Compact Oxford Hachette French Dictionary, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780198610717: Recommended

FR 340C • The Arts In France-W

37100 • Fall 2006
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM MEZ B0.302

FLAGS:   GC

A survey of the major artistic styles, modes, and currents in painting, architecture, sculpture, the decorative arts, and costume, from the medieval through the contemporary periods.

Prerequisite: French 320E.

MEETS WITH EUS 347.

F C 345 • Cul & Intel Hist Of Fr/Ger-W

35480 • Spring 2006
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM JES A215A

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FR 358 • French Short Fict, 1695-1995-W

35300 • Spring 2006
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM HRH 2.112

Topics in literature or culture, with a focus on study in depth or on synthesis.

FR 340C • The Arts In France-W

34965 • Fall 2005
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM MEZ 2.126

FLAGS:   GC

A survey of the major artistic styles, modes, and currents in painting, architecture, sculpture, the decorative arts, and costume, from the medieval through the contemporary periods.

Prerequisite: French 320E.

MEETS WITH EUS 347.

FR 371L • Adv Written And Oral Compos-W

35005 • Fall 2005
Meets MW 3:00PM-4:30PM MEZ 2.126

FLAGS:   Wr
DESCRIPTION:
The objective of this course is to hone advanced listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French.  The communicative tasks of the course are built around a semester-long “channel surfing” of French television designed to introduce the class to authentic topics, genres, vocabulary and levels of discourse.  Students will reprise these elements in their own production, which will consist mainly of writing scripts for various genres of programs, and recording short television shows, both scripted and spontaneous.  The goal of these exercises is to help students review, expand and combine individual language skills into a new relationship with French as a living and lively language.

F C 345 • Cul & Intel Hist Of Fr/Ger-W

34070 • Spring 2005
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM JES A215A

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FR 340C • The Arts In France-W

34640 • Fall 2004
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM HRH 3.102A

FLAGS:   GC

A survey of the major artistic styles, modes, and currents in painting, architecture, sculpture, the decorative arts, and costume, from the medieval through the contemporary periods.

Prerequisite: French 320E.

MEETS WITH EUS 347.

FR 371L • Adv Written And Oral Compos-W

34680 • Fall 2004
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM PAR 214

FLAGS:   Wr
DESCRIPTION:
The objective of this course is to hone advanced listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French.  The communicative tasks of the course are built around a semester-long “channel surfing” of French television designed to introduce the class to authentic topics, genres, vocabulary and levels of discourse.  Students will reprise these elements in their own production, which will consist mainly of writing scripts for various genres of programs, and recording short television shows, both scripted and spontaneous.  The goal of these exercises is to help students review, expand and combine individual language skills into a new relationship with French as a living and lively language.

F C 345 • Cul & Intel Hist Of Fr/Ger-W

32810 • Spring 2004
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM JES A215A

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FR 320E • Adv French I: Written Emphasis

33145 • Fall 2003
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM CAL 200

Description of FR320E

 

FR 320E • Advanced French I

Prerequisites

FR 612, 312L, 312M, 312N, or the equivalent.

Course Description

This course will be taught in French.

The objective of this course is to improve all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) through a series of communicative tasks (compositions, listening comprehension activities, dictations, oral practice, etc.). Emphasis is placed on diversifying vocabulary, mastering a wider range of grammatical structures, increasing fluency, and developing appropriate rhetorical strategies for essay writing in French. And finally, participants can expect to learn about social issues in the French-speaking world (e.g. role of media in society, immigration, globalization, education, etc.)


Grading Policy

Chapter Exams (4 x 10%) 40%

Oral Exams  (3 x 5%) 15%

Compositions  (4 x 5%) 20%

Daily Assignments  15%

Final Project  10%

FINAL EXAM: NO


Texts

Oukada, Larbi. 2nd Ed. 2012. Controverses. Boston: Thomson/Cengage Heinle. (ISBN textbook 9780495797777; workbook 9781439082065): Required

Hawkins, French Grammar and Usage, (2nd edition), 2001, MCG, ISBN: 9780658017988: Recommended

Oxford, Compact Oxford Hachette French Dictionary, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780198610717: Recommended

FR 340C • The Arts In France

33220 • Fall 2003
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM PAR 306

FLAGS:   GC

A survey of the major artistic styles, modes, and currents in painting, architecture, sculpture, the decorative arts, and costume, from the medieval through the contemporary periods.

Prerequisite: French 320E.

MEETS WITH EUS 347.

FR 358 • French Short Fict, 1695-1995

33235 • Fall 2003
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM SZB 434

Topics in literature or culture, with a focus on study in depth or on synthesis.

F C 345 • Cul/Intel Hist Fr/Ger-Norm-W

32535 • Spring 2003
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM JES A215A

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FR 340C • The Arts In France

32755 • Fall 2002
Meets MW 4:00PM-5:30PM UTC 1.102

FLAGS:   GC

A survey of the major artistic styles, modes, and currents in painting, architecture, sculpture, the decorative arts, and costume, from the medieval through the contemporary periods.

Prerequisite: French 320E.

MEETS WITH EUS 347.

F C 345 • Cul/Intel Hist Fr/Ger-Norm-W

32535 • Spring 2002
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM JES A217A

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FR 340C • The Arts In France

33180 • Fall 2001
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM GAR 313

FLAGS:   GC

A survey of the major artistic styles, modes, and currents in painting, architecture, sculpture, the decorative arts, and costume, from the medieval through the contemporary periods.

Prerequisite: French 320E.

MEETS WITH EUS 347.

FR 358 • Surrealist Imagination

33195 • Fall 2001
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM GAR 301

Topics in literature or culture, with a focus on study in depth or on synthesis.

F C 345 • Cul/Intel Hist Fr/Ger-Norm-W

32555 • Spring 2001
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM RAS 312

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FR 340C • The Arts In France

32360 • Spring 2001
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM SZB 278

FLAGS:   GC

A survey of the major artistic styles, modes, and currents in painting, architecture, sculpture, the decorative arts, and costume, from the medieval through the contemporary periods.

Prerequisite: French 320E.

MEETS WITH EUS 347.

F C 345 • Cul/Intel Hist Fr/Ger-Norm-W

32445 • Spring 2000
Meets WF 2:00PM-3:30PM UTC 1.116

Please check back for updates.

Publications


Cauvin, J.-P. & Caws, M.A. (2006) Poems of André Breton Boston: Black Widow Press

Cauvin, J.-P. (2002) Le surréalisme de Valentine Hugo. In B. Seguin (Ed.), Valentine Hugo: Ecrits et entretiens radiophoniques (pp.163-181). Arles: Actes Sud.

Cauvin, J.-P. & Baker, M.J. (1998) Panaché littéraire. Cengage Learning.

Cauvin, J.-P. (1990, December) Textes surréalistes: Jeu à Castellane. Pleine Marge, 12, 28-34.

Cauvin, J.-P. (1990, December) Petites histoires d'almanach: Tour du monde des inventions tolérables. Pleine Marge, 12, 35-40.

Cauvin, J.-P. (1990, September) Valentine, André, Paul et les autres. Dada/Surrealism, (18), 182-203.

Cauvin, J.-P. (1990, September) Les manuscrits de Proust à l'université d'Austin: répertoire commenté . Bulletin Marcel Proust, (40), 100-107.

Cauvin, J.-P (1989, September) L'Antiquaire, ou l'anti-Teste. Cahiers Henri Bosco, (29), 177-185.

Cauvin, J.-P. (1986, September) Variations sur un préfixe. L'Esprit Cr, 26(3), 65-71.

Cauvin, J.-P. (1984, September) Foreign Languages and the College Board's Academic Preparation for College. Journal of General Education, 36(1), 14-19.

Cauvin, J.-P. (1981, September) Literary Games of Chance: The André Breton Manuscripts. Library Chronicle, NS 16, 16-41.

Cauvin, J.-P. (1976) L'exploration des hauteurs. In Le Réel et l'imaginaire dans l'œuvre d'Henri Bosco (pp.265-280). Paris: Jose Corti.

Cauvin, J.-P. (1976, September) Le poète des trois règnes. Connaissance des hommes, 66, 4-7.

Cauvin, J.-P. (1974) Henri Bosco et la poétique du sacré. Paris: Klincksieck.

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