Literature – Intermediate B1

Location: In Person at FIAF Manhattan
Type: Culture & Literature
Level: Advanced B2, Intermediate B1
10 weeks Apr 1–June 10

Read classic and contemporary writing in French! Books and themes change each session—view below.

Literature makes a major contribution to a nation’s cultural heritage and exposure to authentic written texts is one of the many ways foreign language learners can improve their language proficiency. In this course, discover classic and contemporary French and Francophone literature through the analysis and discussion of major literary works, either focusing on one text or on a specific theme woven through a variety of texts. This course is designed for literature lovers who would like to learn about the history of literature, of French expression, and to become more independent in reading challenging texts in their original French language.

  • B1.LIT.L01 - Literature (Levels B1/B2) - 10 Weeks - Thu 10:15am-11:45am - S.Durand

    Vivian Maier : a biographical and pictorial approach

    In this class, we will discover Vivian Maier, an incredibly talented photographer, unknown in her lifetime.
    We will read her biography by Gäelle Josse Une femme à contre jour, and we will discuss some of her photographs as well as pages from Paulina Spucches’ graphic novel Vivian Maier, à la surface d’un miroir.

    You will enjoy this class if you like photography, stories of unknown but interesting historical figures, and links between different forms of creative expression.

    You will have to read between 15 and 20 pages per week and choose a picture to depict or an inspiring fact to discuss (whether about Vivian herself, photography in general, a sociological fact that a picture refers to, or express your creativity by exploring a related theme by any means in French !)

Note About Class Formats: All classes for adults are held entirely in person at FIAF or entirely online on Zoom. Groups are not combined, that is, no HyFlex classes.