La France Contemporaine: Cinema et Culture

FRIT F461 — Spring 2021

Brett Bowles
Days and Times
TR 1:10P - 2:25P
Course Description

Organized chronologically, this interdisciplinary course traces the development of French cinema from its origins through the present using fifteen exemplary films. We will approach film not only as a form of art linked to painting, literature, and theater, but as an expression of evolving French national identity, an economic commodity, and a tool of sociopolitical discourse. Methodologically, we will integrate close analysis of the films’ form and content with contextual information related to their production, distribution, and reception. Assignments will include reading response papers, longer analytical essays, in-class exams, and active participation in discussions. This course will be taught entirely in French. Readings will be in French and English. Films will be in French with English subtitles.

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