Minorities in French Cinema|
Spring 2015 not offered
This course offers insights into the ways French cinema represents minorities in postwar France. We will study films formally and contextually to understand what French cinematic representations of minorities add to the debate surrounding immigration and national identity. Students will learn how to analyze cinematic texts in-depth and reflect upon the identity crisis of France.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(FRST-MN)(FRST)(RMST)
Readings TBA will be made available online.
Films viewed may include, among others:
Caché, La Promesse, Salut Cousin!, Western, Indigènes, La graine et le mulet, La Petite Jérusalem, etc.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
At least one in class presentation. Daily preparation, two short papers, one research paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
While any student who has completed FREN 215 (with a minimum grade of B) or has placed out of FREN 215 through the placement test may sign up for this course, it is an upper-level course intended for students who have taken one course or more in French beyond 215 and/or who have already studied abroad in a French-speaking country. Readings, written assignments and class discussion will be in French. Only COL students may take this course for credit. All others must take it for a letter grade. Prior knowledge in film analysis not required.
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