FRENCH 375 - Cinema and Society in the Francophone World
Section: 001 Cinema and Society in the Francophone World: Home
Term: WN 2018
Subject: French (FRENCH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
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With permission of department.
Enforced Prerequisites:
Two courses in FRENCH numbered 250-299; or FRENCH 235 and two RCLANG 320; or FRENCH 235, one course in FRENCH numbered 250-299 and one RCLANG 320.
May not be repeated for credit.
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The purpose of this course is to examine the multiple and complex representations of home in francophone cinema. The geographic focus of the course will be on portions of the francophone world from West Africa to the Maghreb to the Antilles and the “outer-cities” of Paris. In each space, we will explore the stories that our selected films tell about race, language, religion and postcolonial politics through the primary lens of what it means to call a place home. How have French and francophone filmmakers used cinematic innovations to give their spectators a different view of the French-speaking world? What relationship do these films foster between subject and spectator? Metropole and (former) colony? Home and exile? Course films will be supplemented by theoretical readings to inform our analysis. Films by Ousmane Sembène, Euzhan Palcy, Raoul Peck, Abdellatif Kechiche, Houda Benyamina and others.

FRENCH 375 - Cinema and Society in the Francophone World
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001 (REC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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