Paris on Screen: Tradition and Modernity (FRE4498.01)

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 may include Tanguy, La Haine, Chacun cherche son chat, Paris, Playtime, Monsieur Ibrahim, 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. Corequisite: Bi-weekly film screenings TBA. Registration for this course will begin on Wednesday, May 17 from 10:00am – 11:30am and 1:30pm – 2:30pm in Barn 214B.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
Credits: 4
T 8:00am - 9:50am; F 8:00am - 9:50am
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
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