- Vincent Bouchard
- BH 240
- Days and Times
- MW 9:45a-11:00a
- Course Description
Francophone world in the 1960s: Between Independence and Revolutions
The French-speaking world experienced immense political activity and change during the 1960s: Social Movements, Feminism; Anti-Colonial Wars; Decolonization; Collective Identity Crises and more! These political shifts also took place during movements of artistic innovation such as the nouveau roman, pop art, and cinema in particular. In this class, we will explore how Francophone cultures in West Africa, North America, and Europe addressed various issues brought up by the political and social turmoil of the decade. To do so, we will also examine the way artistic processes and products developed in response to these impactful movements. Examples include the advent of direct sound, social focus, and political and post-colonial approaches.
Non-mandatory, but strongly recommended, film showings are organized on Mondays 11:00AM – 12:00PM at IU Wells Libraries Screening Rooms (048).