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FR3063: PARIS TRANSNATIONAL CITY OF CULTURE A (2017-2018)

Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:21


Course Overview

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.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Nadia Kiwan

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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.

Notes Available only to students in Programme Year 3 with a reading knowledge of French. This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with Paris Transnational City of Culture B. It will be available in 2017/18 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

22 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

Assessment 1st Attempt: One 3,000 word essay (100%)

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

All assignments have a formative as well as a summative role.

Feedback

The above assignments receive CGS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

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