Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Film and Media Studies
CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
42367 FMS 291 CONTEMPORARY FRENCH FILM Fall 2013 4.0 Cancelled
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
0
Section Cap     
No Cap
Clusters: H1FMS012

CRN Course Course Title Term Credits Status
72146 FMS 291 CONTEMPORARY FRENCH FILM Fall 2012 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Building Room
Enrollment: Section Enroll     
5
Section Cap     
No Cap
Total Enroll     
12
Total Cap     
25
Class Info: SCREENINGS T 1940-2200, RRLIB 428
Cross Listed: AH 283 (P), AH 483, CLT 211D, CLT 411D, ENG 262, ENG 462, FMS 291, FR 283, FR 483
Instructors: WILLIS S
Description: Through close analysis of popular film, this course explores contemporary French culture as it reworks national identity. Focusing on changing definitions of “Frenchness” the course examines its articulations with shifting conceptions of tradition, of the popular, and of the nation. Readings include central cultural conflicts around identity and difference in the context of the emergent European economic community, as well as the specifically French context of “immigration” and “assimilation.” Of particular interest is the comparative analysis of French and U.S. popular discourses on social issues involving sexuality and gender, race, ethnicity, and “multiculturalism.” Films include works by Bertrand Blier, Luc Bresson, Andre Techine, Cyril Collard [SAVAGE NIGHTS], Mathieu Kassovitz, Claire Denis, François, Ahmed Bouchaala [KRIM], Karim Dridi [Bye-Bye] as well as recent works by such widely known auteurs as Claude Chabrol and Jean-Luc Godard.