FRENCH 272 - French and Francophone Film, Media, and Culture
Fall 2021, Section 002 - Intimacy: Friendship, Love, and Family on Screen
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: French (FRENCH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
FRENCH 235 or RCLANG 320 (completed with a minimum grade of C- or better).
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

We constantly find ourselves caught up in the relationships we have with others: with family (biological, adopted, chosen); with friends; with romantic and sexual partners; with the people, we pass on the streets; with ourselves. In this course, we will interrogate the personal, cultural, and historical significance of having a relationship with someone else. We will reflect on intimacy as it exists in our daily lives, as well as the influence of sociopolitical contexts on intimacy. Over the course of the semester, we will encounter different types of relationships, including friendship, love, community, and more, represented in films from around the French and francophone world.

In our discussions of these films—along with literary and scholarly writings—we will work together to reflect on how we live with others in modern society. In the spirit of intimacy, this course emphasizes in-class discussion, allowing students to practice spoken expression in French and to share different perspectives and ideas. Students will also write several short, written responses in various genres and a final reflective, analytical, or creative essay with the goal of examining these complex subjects using the vocabulary and techniques of film analysis.

Films may include: Hiroshima mon amour (Alain Resnais, 1959); Un homme et une femme (Claude Lelouch, 1966); Mommy (Xavier Dolan, 2014); Au-revoir là-haut (Albert Dupontel, 2017); Visages Village (Agnès Varda et JR, 2017); Ça twiste à Popenguine (Moussa Sene Absa, 1994); Lola (Jacques Demy, 1961).

Class Format:

For Fall 2021: Throughout the semester, we will approach course content both in-person and virtually. During in-person sessions, we discuss the films and other texts as a class, working together to share ideas and pose questions that deepen our analysis. Virtual sessions held on Zoom will allow us to engage in small groups to collaborate on activities that expand our understanding of the films and their themes.

Schedule

FRENCH 272 - French and Francophone Film, Media, and Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
  Hybrid
31784
Open
4
 
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MW 3:00PM - 4:00PM
F 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: For Fall 2021: During certain periods of the term, we will engage in large discussions about the course content in an in-person format; during other periods of the term, we will engage in activities where students collaborate in small-group activities via breakout sessions in Zoom. All Friday classes will take place on Zoom.
002 (REC)
  Hybrid
32078
Closed
0
 
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MW 9:00AM - 10:00AM
F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: For Fall 2021: Throughout the semester, we will approach course content both in-person and virtually. During in-person sessions, we discuss the films and other texts as a class, working together to share ideas and pose questions that deepen our analysis. Virtual sessions held on Zoom will allow us to engage in small groups to collaborate on activities that expand our understanding of the films and their themes.

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