Frenchness in and Era of Globalization

Not offered regularly; consult department

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

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