Spring 2008

French Cultural Studies

Listed in: French, as FREN-51


Leah D. Hewitt (Section 01)


This course studies the shifting notions about what constitutes "Frenchness" and reviews the heated debates about the split between French citizenship and French identity. Issues of decolonization, immigration, foreign influence, and ethnic background will be addressed as we explore France's struggles to understand the changing nature of its social, cultural, and political identities. We will study theoretical and historical works, as well as novels, plays and films. Conducted in French. Second semester. Professor Hewitt.