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851-0331-05L  The Art of Conversation

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersC. Thomas
Periodicitynon-recurring course
Language of instructionFrench


AbstractThis course will offer the occasion to reflect upon the art of conversation: its codes, its pleasures of improvisation, its worldly aspects and its importance in everyday life.
ObjectiveThis will permit us to consider different figures of the writer and salon hostess, such as Mme de Lafayette, Mme du Deffand, Julie de Lespinasse, and Mme de Staël.