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This course will examine modern and contemporary Paris as a site of transnational cultural production by exploring literature, film, music and the visual arts. The course involves lectures and discussion-led seminars.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
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This course will examine modern and contemporary Paris as a site of transnational cultural production by exploring literature, film, music and the visual arts. Students will study the city in terms of a hub for postcolonial and diasporic artists yet they will also look at how Paris is and has been part of a much broader transnational network of cities and locales. After an introduction to postcolonial theory, transnational urban studies and a brief cultural history of modern and contemporary Paris, the course will move on to consider how transnational Paris is represented in literature, film and music. In addition, this course will introduce students to the ways in which cultural institutions such as the Musée de l’histoire de l’immigration and the Musée du Quai Branly form a broader context to understanding the transnational nature of Parisian cultural life.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: In-course assessment: one 3,000 word essay (100%).
The first written assignment has a formative as well as a summative role.