nineteenth-century French literature and culture, modernism, Paris in literature, subculture, la vie de Bohème, tourism and travel in literature
FREN 1900 - Modern Paris in Literature, Photographs, Paintings and Movies
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
Introduces the rise of modern Paris from the French Revolution (1789) to today. Studies the physical and sociological changes of the city in terms of architecture and industrialization through French literature, movies, paintings and photographs. Addresses problems due to the magnitude of the city, the growing fear of urban vices, and the dilemma of controlling massive urban populations. Taught in English.
FREN 3700 - French-American Cultural Differences
Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
Through readings, films, discussion and activities, students learn the defining values of their own country, those of France, and key differences between the two cultures. Taught in French.
FREN 4110 - French Special Topics
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018
Topics vary each semester. Consult the online Schedule Planner for specific topics. See also FREN 4120.
global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)