FREN 4412 Exploring Provence through Literature and Film (Fall: 3 )
An exploration of the "Midi," the culture of southern France, through film, literary, historical and cultural documents. Topics include love and power politics (troubadours and trobairitz), rural and urban life (Pagnol's Marseilles in the Fanny trilogy; his autobiographical writings; Jean de Florette and Manon des sources), religious and spiritual struggles (Montaillou & Catharism, Conques & pilgrimage, the nature of evil explored in Bernanos' novels), regional differences (including language, geography, and customs) vs. a centralized France.
Instructor(s): Matilda Bruckner
Last Updated: 21-Feb-14