Because of its location in the Atlantic world, Paris occupies a specific place within the African Diaspora and Africana studies. The course is an invitation to reflect upon the widely accepted imagination developed around the City of Lights: a space of ancient and refined cultural, intellectual, artistic, and culinary traditions. However, seeking to go beyond the myths and the idealized past and present, this course offers a journey through Black Paris from the 18th century to nowadays. Written assignments and oral presentations will help students improve their reading, speaking, writing and critical skills in French. Advanced. Conducted in French. Noëlle Rouxel-Cubberly will sign for this course.
Corequisite: Students must attend at least two Language Series events (Mondays, 7:00pm – 8:00pm)