Richard M. Berrong

Professor of French

Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies


 

Course Websites

Arts and Science 61000 Introduction to Liberal Studies

French 23202 Intermediate French II

French 33211 French Conversation

French 33212 French Composition

French 33335 Introduction to French Theater

French 33337 Introduction to French Novel

French 4/53091 Seminar: French Gay Novel (Spring 2000)

French 4/53091 Seminar: The Dreyfus Affair in French Literature (Fall 2000, Fall 2006)

French 4/53091 Seminar: La Belle Epoque (Fall 2001)

French 4/53091 Seminar: Paradise Found: Tahiti in the French Literary Imagination (Summer III 2003)

French 4/53091 Seminar: French Romantic Theater (Spring 2004)

French 4/53091 Seminar: Criminals, Cavemen, and Artists (Spring 2006)

French 4/53091 Seminar: Nineteenth-Century French Novel (Fall 2009)

French 43093 Workshop (in Paimpol, France): Living Pêcheur d'Islande (Offered only during the summer, the first three weeks of Summer I)

French 4/53366 Studies in Nineteenth-Century French Literature: The Breton Novel in French (Fall 2004)

French 4/53366 Seminar: A Semester in Provence (Fall 2007)

French 4/53370 Twentieth-Century French Theater (Fall 1999)

MCLS 39597 Paris through American Movies

MCLS 39597 Intersession in France (Summer 2011)

MCLS 40095 The French Gay Novel

US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience

Music 328 Opera Literature (taught at CWRU)

Bellini and Romani: Contortioners of the Italian Language (seminar taught at CIM)

 

Le Roman français illustré

Textes disponibles en ligne

Honoré de Balzac: Eugénie Grandet

Alphonse Daudet: "La dernière classe"

Goncourt frères: Germinie Lacerteux

Mme de La Fayette: La Princesse de Clèves

Camara Laye: L'Enfant noir

Charles Le Goffic: Le Crucifié de Keraliès

Pierre Loti: Les Désenchantées

Pierre Loti: Madame Chrysanthème

Pierre Loti: Le Mariage de Loti (extraits)

Pierre Loti: Mon Frère Yves

Pierre Loti: Pêcheur d'Islande

Pierre Loti: Ramuntcho

Pierre Loti: Le Roman d'un enfant

Pierre Loti: Le Roman d'un spahi

Prosper Merimée: Colomba

Marcel Proust: Combray (extrait d'A la recherche du temps perdu)

Voltaire: Candide

Illustrations d'éditions illustrées

Balzac: Eugénie Grandet

Flaubert: Salammbô

Loti: Pêcheur d'Islande

Loti: Ramuntcho

Rosny aîné :La Guerre du feu
     La Guerre du feu - humans only

Various

Gauguin's Tahiti paintings from the Web
Monet paintings from the Web
Berthe Morisot paintings from the web

Monet in Brittany
Gauguin in Brittany

 

Scholarship

Publications, etc.

Current scholarship

Pêcheur d'Islande et Eugénie Grandet: Comment Loti se servit d'un classique de la littérature française pour parler à ses lecteurs avisés
When Art and Literature Unite: Illustrations That Create a New Art Form
Pêcheur d'Islande au théâtre lyrique: Vita brettona de Leopoldo Mugnone
Les Editions illustrées des romans de Pierre Loti
Modes of Literary Impressionism

Word and Image: Words as Image in Pierre Loti's Writing

Mâtho and Masculinity: Illustrating Ambiguity
The First Men: Illustrating La Guerre du feu
The Central Literary Source for Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu
Pierre Loti's Response to Maurice Barrès and France's Growing Nationalist Movement: Ramuntcho
A French Reaction to the Oscar Wilde Affair and Increasing Homophobia in Late Nineteenth-Century France: Pierre Loti's Judith Renaudin