FREN 419 - China and Japan in the French Imaginary

Semester Offered: First Semester
Credits (Range): 3 hours
Attribute: 3HU, CD
In this course students will examine French representations of East Asia from the late 19th century to the present. Through close readings of films, paintings, comic books, and literary texts, students will expand their sense of the visual/verbal literacy with which one reads culture through these different literary and artistic media. Topics addressed will include 'chinoiseries' and 'japonisme,' literary exoticism, French Maoism, travel literature, war documentaries, and the challenges of cross-cultural exchange.
Enrollment Limit: 12
Instructor: G. An
Consent of the Instructor Required? No
Cross List Information This course is cross-listed with CMPL 474

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