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FREN 4453 Paris: Capital of the Nineteenth Century (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Victor Hugo called Paris the "focal point of civilization," and Walter Benjamin labeled it the "capital of the nineteenth century." This course investigates the significance of the French metropolis's rise to preeminence in the century following the French Revolution. Examining nineteenth-century literary and visual representations of Paris alongside histories of the city, we will explore how culture intersects with the urban environment. How did writers and artists map urban space? How did the city shape cultural trends?


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Anne Linton

Prerequisites: Two courses from the following: FREN3305, FREN3306, FREN3307, FREN3308, FREN3309

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Comments: All readings, assignments, and discussions will be in French.


Last Updated: 21-Feb-14