SEM: TOPICS IN CULTURE

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2015
Subject Name: 
French
Course Number: 
392
Institution: 
Smith College
Topics course. In this seminar, we examine how popular French comedies have recently relied on stereotypes to promote a national conversation about social, racial, sexual and religious identities. Among the issues considered: Why are these comedies popular? What are the cultural and national boundaries of comedy? Who is laughing (or not) and why? Are all stereotypes equal? Can laughter promote social progress? Is it possible to identify larger political or cultural concerns hidden behind the use of stereotypes in these films? Weekly or biweekly film showings. Readings in film criticism and relevant fields.
Comments: 
Topic: Stereotypes in French Cinema. Instructor permission. Not open to first-years, sophomores
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
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Schedule #: 
20438-F15

Course Sections

SEM: TOPICS IN CULTURE
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Martine Gantrel-Ford mgantrel@smith.edu M 07:30-09:30 HATFLD 107