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University Open Air: Beauty and Ugliness in French and Francophone literature and the Arts

Course I: Beauty and Ugliness in French and Francophone literature and the Arts

French society’s obsession with taste shows up in many areas. In this course, examine some laudatory and critical devices used in some emblematic works to present the concept of beauty and ugliness, starting from XVII century literature and visual arts to arrive in modern times. Works from Madame de Lafayette, Balzac, Malick Sidibe, contribute to the conversation about beauty and ugliness.

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12pm-2pm

Center for Brooklyn History
128 Pierrepont Street

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