Le cinéma-monde d’Alice Diop (FRE4723.01) (day/time updated 5/2/2023)

Noëlle Rouxel-Cubberly

Alice Diop has offered, for decades now, a deep and powerful cinematographic representation of France and the world. In this course, students will refine their linguistic, cultural, and critical skills while studying Alice Diop’s films, from “Les Sénégalaises et la Sénégauloise” (2007) until “Nous” (2020). Students will also closely examine the composition of her literary and cinematographic “imaginaire”. Readings will include excerpts from Montaigne, Franz Fanon, Maboula Soumahoro, and Marie NDiaye. Clips/films will include works by Claire Denis, Chantal Akerman and Marguerite Duras. Advanced. Course conducted in French.

Learning Outcomes:
- Advance linguistic proficiency in French
- Become familiar with Alice Diop's filmic production
- Reflect upon socio-cultural issues, questions of DEI and antiracism
- Refine understanding of French-speaking cultures

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor - contact: nrouxel-cubberly@bennington.edu.
Corequisites: CSL series events (at least 2)
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
M/Th 10:00AM - 11:50AM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: One time only

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