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French Cinema and Film Criticism in the 1930s

This course will be taught by Susan Edmundson, distinguished lecturer in French and Francophone studies. Edmundson’s research interests include cultural and political history, contemporary French culture, and online teaching and assessment. Class will be held Tuesdays from 2:10 – 3:00.

Course description: 

In this course, students will learn about French culture and history by viewing and analyzing several famous French films from the 1930s. Students will study how reviews of these films are influenced by the critics’ political orientation and point of view. Through blogging, games, and role-playing, students will develop an awareness of how their own experiences and worldview influence their interpretations of these films.