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Inspired by Real Life: Reading and Writing Exofiction in French

Explore “exofiction,” a new literary phenomenon similar to biopics that takes inspiration for real-life events. This course is designed for individuals who possess high-intermediate or advanced French language ability. Examine French exofiction with works by two award-winning writers: Lydie Salvayre and Olivier Bourdeaut. Every week, you will be provided with short excerpts of these works to write about and to discuss in class.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Improved writing skills in French
  • Greater knowledge of French prose style from reading excerpts of works by 21st-century writers
  • A wider vocabulary and a playful grasp of French grammar and faux amis

Ideal for

  • Individuals who already possess high-intermediate or advanced French language ability and are interested in enhancing their French writing skills
  • Writers, professionals, and students

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