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French 183B: Configurations of Crisis — L’Occupation nazie à travers la littérature et le cinéma


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Course Description:

An inquiry into the history and memory of occupied France through a range of cultural production: novels, essays, poetry, theatre and cinema. We will focus on representations of the Occupation; the literature of Resistance; art under Nazi censorship; Vichy France and collaboration; war and the colonies; anti-Semitism, deportation and the Holocaust. Our explorations will seek to understand why France continues to be haunted by this “past that refuses to pass.”

Texts by Sartre, Camus, Vercors, Delbo, Némirovsky, Modiano and selected poets. Films by Resnais, Malle, Ophuls, Chabrol and Ousmane Sembène.


French 102 or equivalent.

Additional information: 

This course satisfies 1 “Culture” or 1  “Elective” course requirement in the French major.   Satisfies one course requirement in French minor.  This course also satisfies College of Letters and Science breadth in Social and Behavioral Sciences or Historical Studies or International Studies.

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