Autobiography and Photography|
Fall 2016 not offered
Over the last decades, the question of autobiography as a genre has been thoroughly analyzed. The issue is further complicated by the use of photography within autobiographical texts, whether they are included in the text or merely described. In this course, we will examine the various roles of photography in autobiography. Is photography a way to trigger memory? Is it more referential than the word? How is the reader to read the coexistence of word and image? Such are some of the questions that will be discussed.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FRST)(RMST)
Breton, Andre. NADJA
Barthes, Roland. ROLAND BARTHES
Ndiaye, Marie. AUTOPORTRAIT EN VERT
Ernaux, Annie. L'USAGE DE LA PHOTO
Apostolides, Jean Marie. L'AUDIENCE
Additional texts by Susan Sontag, Roland Barthes, Paul John Eakin.
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While any student who has completed FREN215 (with a minimum grade of B) or has placed out of FREN215 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.
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