Paris on Screen : Tradition and Modernity (FRE4117.02; section 2)

Stephen Shapiro

In this intermediate-low level course, we will study the representation of the city of Paris on film in order to examine modernityʹs challenges to tradition. In particular, we will focus on the question of how urban communities and city dwellers react to increasing disconnectedness, anonymity, and solitude. Films will include TanguyLa HaineChacun cherche son chatParisPlaytime, and Paris, je tʹaime. Class discussions, activities, written assignments, and oral presentations will allow students to improve their linguistic proficiency and analytical skills. Conducted in French. Intermediate‐low level.

 

Prerequisites: previous study of French at the appropriate level and instructor's permission
Credits: 4
T 2:10pm - 4:00pm; W 2:10pm - 4:00pm; F 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 20
This course is categorized as 4000, All courses, Four Credit, French, Stephen Shapiro, Updates.