Paris and Its Representations: Realities and Fantasies|
This course investigates some of the myths and realities of Paris. Starting from an analysis of Paris in late 19th-century novels and paintings, we will explore the shifting perceptions of the city during the 20th century in fiction, poetry, photography, painting and film. We will focus on such themes as the role of history in the structuring of the city, the importance of architecture in the ever-changing social fabric and the recurrent opposition between the city and its suburbs. Students will be asked to attend various screenings and slide presentations.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(FRST-MN)(FRST)(RMST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Guy de Maupassant, BEL-AMI
Leo Malet, BROUILLARD AU PONT DE TOLBIAC
Patrick Modiano, PLACE DE L'ETOILE
Jean Rolin, ZONES
Among other writers and artists, we will study texts by Baudelaire, Balzac, Breton and Sebbar; paintings by Manet, Degas, Dufy and Delaunay; photographs by Cartier-Bresson, Brassai and Doisneau as well as films by Clair, Malle, Rohmer and others.
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While any students 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 advanced course intended for students who have already taken two courses in French beyond 215 or already studied abroad in a French-speaking country. Readings, written assignments and class discussions will be in French. Only COL students may take this course for credit/unsatisfactory. All other must take it for a letter grade.
|Instructor(s): Poisson,Catherine Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: FISK305; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 4||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: -2||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 3||SO: 3||FR: 2|
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