Summer 2023 Course Listings
French 004-Afro/Black Paris Through Language: Intensive French: Doyle/Mefoude: An intensive beginning French course, this class gives Afro/Black Paris FSP participants the linguistic tools to observe, understand and articulate multiple aspects of their time in France. The course stresses language needed by all learners for everyday communication and promotes speaking, listening, reading, and writing. During this intensive session, students will develop their knowledge of African-descended French people and diversity in mainland France while acquiring broad perspective on French, colonial and postcolonial culture.
Successful completion of French 4 will qualify you to continue to French 2. Please visit the Department of French and Italian's website for more information about French language courses.
The Department of African and African American Studies (AAAS) offers an FSP in Paris, France, entitled Afro/Black Paris: The African Diaspora in the City of Light. This FSP takes students on a journey not to an actual place per se in France, but rather through a lived experience in one of the most extraordinary destinations in the world. Nowhere to the same degree has a European city been so enriched and transformed by Africans and their descendants, including African Americans. Comprised of two courses taught in English and one French language course for beginners, this FSP offers a unique opportunity to explore "another Paris," an adventure described by former students as "life-altering!"
French 8-Mefoude @ 10. Practice in the active use of the language combined with an introduction to major aspects of French society. Each week students will write papers and participate in discussions based on books, articles, and films emphasizing social and historical concepts. Prerequisite FREN 3, or equivalent preparation. Degree Requirement Attributes Dist:SOC; WCult:W
French 10.10 Du mal/On Evil- St. Clair @ 10a--French 10.10 offers students a two-fold introduction into Studies in French and Francophone Literature. On the one hand, FR10 serves as a survey course in which students will read texts ranging from the earliest attested writings in French to the contemporary period, covering genres from poetry, essays, autobiography, theatre, novels, and film. At the same time, FR10 introduces students to the basic vocabulary and concepts of literary analysis in French allowing them to pursue and hit the ground running in any advanced studies in French at Dartmouth: how might we talk objectively about the rhythm of a line of verse and what does that tell us about how we might "read" it? How do we spot the endlessly weird ways in which narrative forms allow us to read everything from a sonnet to a novel to a film? How do we spot gender, race, desire, history in a text? How do we think about theatrical forms as historical-social in nature? How might we think about cinema as a text that has its own forms and logics of meaning? Readings can include: Villon, Marie de France, Montaigne, Rabelais, de La Fontaine, Molière, Voltaire, Diderot, de Duras, Balzac, Baudelaire, Hugo, Flaubert, Lamartine, Desbordes-Valmore, Sartre, Camus, Césaire, Apollinaire, , with approaches to reading by J.L. Austin, Genette, Freud, Glissant, Mbembe, bell hooks, Monique Wittig, Etienne Balibar, and others. NRO eligible.
French 75.04- Cinema from the Golden Age to the Present-Hollister @ 2a--An overview of French cinema from the silent era to the contemporary. Examines films associated with major social and cultural movements in France – surrealism, modernism(s), poetic realism, Left Bank cinema, the New Wave, social cinema, postmodernism(s), feminist and queer cinema, postcolonial cinema – as well as genres like melodrama, comedy, romance, crime film. NRO eligible.