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FRNC3300: French/Francophone History and Culture 2

Dubbed the "City of Light", Paris was also a city of sounds, smells, tastes and touch. This unit will explore the photography, paintings, films, texts and everyday objects that shaped the sensory life of Paris in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It will focus on the spaces of modernity and the cultural developments that informed them.

Code FRNC3300
Academic unit French and Francophone Studies
Credit points 6
FRNC1632 or FRNC3002 or FRNC3626 or FRNC2633 or FRNC3633 or FRNC3606

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Identify the major socio-political and technological shifts that shaped sensory perception in Paris.
  • LO2. Explain the relationship between the sensory, social and gender hierarchies and the construction of Paris as myth.
  • LO3. Analyse the relationship between a specific cultural object (cookbook; advertisement; painting; novel; photograph, film, song) and theoretical discourses of sensory perception.
  • LO4. Communicate effectively and ethically in French in oral and written form
  • LO5. Locate, organise and evaluate a variety of sources in both French and English and deploy these sources in the construction of a coherent argument.

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