Frenchness in and Era of Globalization
Approaches the question of what constitutes Frenchness in today’s era of globalization through issues of memory, belonging, and cultural production. Explores the role of timeless traditions – common technologies, an internationally-spoken language, monuments open to the world, and foods such as wine and cheese – remain quintessentially French. Also covers recent scandals about France’s role in the world, such as its colonial identity and Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s New York debacle. Taught in French. Limited to 18.
Prereq: One intermediate subject in French or permission of instructor