Museums, Objects, and Empire: Exhibiting the Self, Exhibiting the Other
Spring 2021 not offered
This course will analyze the relationship between colonization and material culture. Using literary and historical documents, we will ask how objects helped to construct identities by studying the way objects were collected, used, and displayed during the colonial period. The course will also analyze how spectacles, exhibits, and museums have shaped a discourse about the other. The course will lead to an exhibition based on student work. Reading, writing, and class discussion will be in French.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion
|Grading Mode: Graded
|Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FRST-MN)(FRST)(RMST)
Benoit de L¿Estoile, le Goût des autres
Other author to be read: André Malraux, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Didier Daeninckx, André Breton, Gérard Noiriel, among others. The course will include two films: Les statues meurent aussi by Chris Marker, Alain Resnais et Ghislain Cloquet and Vénus noire by Abdellatif Kechich.
|Examinations and Assignments:
Active class participation. At least one in-class presentation. Short papers and one final project.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments:
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 FREN215 or already studied abroad in a French-speaking country. Readings, written assignments and class discussions will be in French. Only COL students my take this course CR/U. All others must take it for a letter grade. Students who are not admitted to the course through pre-registration are strongly encouraged to submit an enrollment request and attend the first class.
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