Synopses & Reviews
Vagabondages littéraires: Initiation à la littérature d'éxpression française is a creative new graded reader for intermediate to advanced French literature courses. The selections include complete and unabridged works by both men and women, as well as by authors from many different Francophone cultures. Pre-reading materials are designed to provide students with just enough information to prepare them for the selection without overwhelming them with detail. Innovative comprehension questions are embedded in the stories at appropriate points to verify students' understanding as they read. The Instructor's Manual offers additional pre-reading activities as well as suggestions for supplementing the stories with other media: films, music, fine art, and so on.
About the Author
Ms. Masse (M.A. University of Georgia- Athens; Ph.D. University of California- Davis) was born in Paris, grew up in Southwestern France and attended the University of Montpellier, France before coming to the United States. Her academic interests are XIXth century literature and culture, the Gothic and its cultural representation of modernity, colonial and post-colonial literature and the application of technology in Foreign Language instruction. She is currently collaborating on a project about the implementation of technology in the Elementary and Intermediate sequences of French instruction. She is also developing a few Web projects with her students. [from the Drew University French website]
Table of Contents
PréfaceD'un cheveuLa légende du pairL'allumetteLa Belle et la BêteLa machine à détecter tout ce qui est américainUne consultation, ou les rôles inversésLa jeune fille au turbanLa rondeLes mamellesLa boulangère de MonceauL'enlévementL'hôteL'EtrangéreMateo FalconeComment Wang-Fô fut sauvéLes termes littérairesAppendice sur les temps littérairesFrench - English Vocabulary