Francophone Uses of America in Literature and Film|
Fall 2006 not offered
FIST 286, FRST 226|
Whether conspicuous or faint, references to America are often present in francophone films and literatures. This course will explore and analyze some of the many references to America in francophone arts (literature and film) to try to understand the complex relationship that many Francophone regions have with American culture. How does Francophone art represent America? What is represented, and to what end? What do these representations say about how different Francophone regions (France, Belgium, the Caribbean) view the US? Are references to America a by-product of the Americanization of Francophone cultures or an innocent cultural reference?
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Patrick Chamoiseau, TEXACO
Maryse Conde, LA BELLE CREOLE
Marie Redonnet, THE PEACE AGREEMENT
Films (Western, Rosetta, My Life in Pink, Hate)
as well as articles/excerpts from Baudrillard, Mathy etc.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two small papers (4-5 pages), one essay (7 pages), two to three in-class group presentations, reading preparation for each class.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Class discussions and papers in English.
Only COL majors can take this course as non-graded.