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On ne naît pas femme, on le devient.

— de Beauvoir

French 175A: Literature and the Visual Arts: Colonial Literature and Cinema from the thirties to the present


Course Reader; films by Alaouache, Pontecorvo, Resnais, Vautier, Tlatli.

Course Description:
A comparison between films and narratives about the making and demise of the French empire. We will read various narratives about the imperial presence in the French colonies and compare them with a series of films from the 20th and 21st century.

French 102 or consent of instructor. Film Studies students should consult the instructor about French language preparation and prerequisites.

Additional information:
This course satisfies 1 “Culture” course or 1 “Elective” course in French major. Satisfies Letters and Science breadth requirement in Arts and Literature; Priority enrollment for declared French majors.

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