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Spring 2011-2012
* FRE 317 (LA)  

Visions of Paris

André Benhaïm

A study of Paris as urban space, object of representation, and part of French cultural identity. Topics include Paris in the Ancien Régime; Revolutionary and Napoleonic Paris; the transformation of Paris in the 19th century; Paris as a site of European art and literature; modern and multicultural Paris in the 1900s; and challenges in the new millennium. Prerequisite: a 200-level course in French or instructor's permission. One 90-minute lecture, one 90-minute preceptorial.

Sample reading list:
E. Zola, Le Ventre de Paris
J. Verne, Paris au 20e siècle (1863)
G. Apollinaire, Zone (1913)
J. Tardi, Le Démon de la Tour Eiffel (Bande-dessinée, 1976)
P. Modiano, Dora Bruder (1997)
J.-P. Jeunet, Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (film, 2001)

Reading/Writing assignments:
100 pages of reading per week. One mid-term paper (3-4 pp.). One final paper/project (7-10 pp.).

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 25%
Paper in lieu of Final - 35%
Oral Presentation(s) - 15%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
FRE 207 or permission of Instructor..

Other information:
NOTE: Once the course "closes", students may contact the Professor to be added to a wait-list.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41967 L01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T   McCosh Hall   66   Enrolled:24 Limit:60
P01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm Th   East Pyne Building   039   Enrolled:13 Limit:20
P01A 11:00 am - 12:20 pm Th   McCormick Hall   274   Enrolled:11 Limit:20
41969 P02 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled