Apr 23, 2024  
2021-2022 College of Liberal Arts 
    
2021-2022 College of Liberal Arts
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FREN 366 - Entertaining Crowds: Popular Culture in 19th and 20th Century France

4 credits
Examines the social, economic and cultural contexts that facilitated the emergence of popular forms of culture throughout the 19th century and the increased influence of mass media on cultural production throughout the 20th century. Course materials focus primarily on visual forms of expressions, including photography, visual panoramas, paintings, and cinema. Connections may be made with print and musical cultural productions, such as serial publications, crime and pulp fiction, songs and musical performances, in an effort to define the narrative and performing principles of these cultural productions as well as ways in which they have been consumed, gradually institutionalized and redefined over the course of the last two centuries. Selected reading assignments should help students frame critically the notions of “popular” and “culture”. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: FREN 310 . CLA-Breadth/Humanities



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