French 297: Metro Line 2: Paris Transnational

Fall 2015 • Wednesdays 3-5:45

French 297: Paris in Literature, Film, and Culture

Professor Jennifer Solheim ( / UH1619)


 FR297, Metro Line 2: Paris Transnational, is an immersion experience of 19th to 21st century Parisian history and culture. By ordering our readings and viewings to explore either the neighborhood surrounding metro stops and/or the thematics of the names of the stops, we will consider:

• Nineteenth century revolutions in Paris

• What does it mean to be French and/or Parisian?

• Immigrant cultures in Paris

• Laïcité and religious others in Paris

• Prostitution and the sex industry in Paris

• The legacy of the Holocaust in Paris

• Paris architecture and city planning