In this seminar several professors from the College of Humanities address different topics that connect France with other nations.
Alain-Philippe Durand will first look at American and Brazilian French literature—how American and Latin American studies developed in France (Bastide, Camus, de Beauvoir, Lévi-Strauss, and others). Next, Carine Bourget will lecture on Islam and immigration in France through Yamina Benguigui’s documentaries on French immigration policies and assimilation. Then Barbara Kosta will present Berlin-Paris, exploring the significance of France, especially Paris, for many German filmmakers, artists, and writers. Bryan Carter next examines African Americans coming to Paris around the turn of the 20th century to escape racism in the U.S. Denis Provencher then focuses on queer French, looking at language, gender, and sexuality in the French LGBTQ experience. All the professors assemble for a final joint session.
Registration will open online on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 8 AM (AZ Time)
- Classes will be delivered online via the Zoom video conferencing platform. Course will be password protected and only available to enrolled students.
- All class sessions will be recorded and made available to enrolled students for a limited time to assist those who may not be able to attend the live class times.
- Enrolled students may withdraw from a course and receive a tuition refund if the request is received before the second class session.
- No textbook is required, however, several movie rentals are assigned. Additional readings and class materials will be distributed to students electronically.