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Amy V. Ogden

Associate Professor
Director
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of French Language and Literatures
Office location and address
361 New Cabell Hall
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Bachelor of Arts (AB/MA), Bryn Mawr College
Master of Arts (MA), Princeton University
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Princeton University
FRTR 2510: Topics in Medieval Literature
Credits: 3
An introduction to the culture of the High Middle Ages in France. Topics vary and may include love literature, family relations, war, and science and religion. May be repeated for credit for different topics.
FREN 3031: Finding Your Voice in French
Credits: 3
In this course, students explore and develop their own "voice" in written and spoken French. Through reading and viewing a variety of cultural artifacts in French, and completing a series of individual and collaborative creative projects, students will improve their skills in grammar, communication, self-expression and editing. Prerequisite: FREN 2020, 2320, or the equivalent, or appropriate AP, F-CAPE, or SAT score.
FREN 3032: Text, Image, Culture
Credits: 3
In this course, students will discover and engage critically with a broad sampling of French and Francophone cultural production representing a variety of periods, genres, approaches, and media. Students will read, view, write about and discuss a range of works that may include poetry, painting, prose, music, theater, films, graphic novels, photographs, essays, and historical documents. Prerequisite: FREN 3031.
FREN 3041: The French-Speaking World I: Origins
Credits: 3
Survey of writing in French from the beginnings (880) to 1600. Explores various movements and trends in early French literary and cultural history; readings in modern French. Prerequisite: FREN 3032.
FREN 4110: Medieval Saints' Lives
Credits: 3
One of the most popular forms of entertainment, combining exciting themes (transvestism, marvelous journeys, spectacular sins, helpful animals) with edgy commentaries on hot topics (virginity vs. marriage, parent-child conflicts), saints' Lives offer a view of their culture's theological concerns, secular interests, and the quest of both ecclesiastical and lay people to fulfill their spiritual and terrestrial responsibilities.
FREN 4585: Advanced Topics in Cultural Studies
Credits: 3
Advanced seminar in French and Francophone literature and culture. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit for different topics. Prerequisite: At least one literature or culture course beyond FREN 3032.
FREN 5011: Old French
Credits: 1
Basic introduction to reading Old French, with consideration of its main dialects (Île-de-France, Picard, Anglo-Norman) and paleographical issues. May be taken in conjunction with FREN 5100 or independently. Taught in English.  Prerequisite:  Reading knowledge of modern French.
FREN 5100: Medieval Literature in Modern French I
Credits: 3
Based on topics and works of both current and enduring interest to scholars, this course will allow participants to gain general knowledge of literature composed in French from 880 until about 1250 as well as to explore the most recent developments in the field.
FREN 5510: Topics in Medieval Literature
Credits: 3
Topics may include genres (romance, poetry, hagiography, chanson de geste, allegory), themes (love, war, nature), single authors (Chrétien de Troyes, Machaut) and cultural and literary issues (gender, religion, authorship, rewritings).
FREN 5993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
Independent Study
FREN 8510: Seminar in Medieval Literature
Credits: 3
Topics may include genres (romance, poetry, hagiography, chanson de geste, allegory), themes (love, war, nature), single authors (Chrétien de Troyes, Machaut) and cultural and literary issues (gender, religion, authorship, rewritings).
FREN 8993: Independent Study
Credits: 3
Independent Study
FREN 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Master's and Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For masters and doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
FREN 9999: Dissertation Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.