Taught in English. Study of French cinema from its beginning in 1895 to the present. Examines works of the legendary filmmakers such as Jean Renoit and François Truffaut, as well as contemporary filmmakers such as Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Julie Delpy and Michel Hazanavicious. Emphasizes the chronological development of styles, techniques and genres of the films, and their French historical and socio-cultural contexts. For more information, contact Prof. Marylaura Papalas
Of Cannibals, Pirates, Hurons, and Slaves: The French Experience in the Americas (1504-1804)
Taught in English. How early contacts with the Americas and Africa affected French representations of otherness: France and Brazil in the 16th century; French pirates in the Caribbean 1520-1670; French and native peoples in Canada, the midwest and the Mississippi Valley in the 17th and 18th centuries; French colonial slavery in the Caribbean in the 18th century; the French revolution and Haiti. Readings from Montaigne, Champlain, Lery, Exquemelin, Montesquieu and Voltaire; iconographical documents (early modern maps, engraving etc.)
Required Materials: 4th Edition Chez Nous textbook (978-0135033678) and on-line Key to MyFrenchLab
These four classes are part of ECU's elementary French language sequence. The sequence aims at developing students’ four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking in French. In addition to acquiring these skills, students also learn about French and Francophone culture using the language as a communication tool.
The French Avant-Gardes
An in-depth study of the French and Francophone Avant-Gardes movements of the 20th and 21st centuries. Includes: origins in the Futurists and Dadaists, the "inter-war" period of Surrealists and the Negritude movement, the post-war Existentialists and Situationalists, and the Feminine Avant-Gardes of Valentine de Saint-Point, Giselle Prassinos, Joyce Mansour, and Simone de Beauvoir. For more information, please contact Prof. Marylaura Papalas