French Film

Subject Name: 
French Studies
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UMass Amherst
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This French film survey course in English will introduce a variety of French films (with English subtitles) of different genres dating from the 1930s to the present, which we will interpret on their own terms, in relation to other films, and with respect to their specific historical contexts of time and place. At the end of this course, you will be able analyze films and their different genres as cultural products, identify the values transmitted within these works of art, critically discuss films with the technical vocabulary of film analysis, and interpret films as complex creative works within their specific settings of time and place in French history. To this end, we will focus on food and meals and how this theme reflects economic realities, national obsessions, behavioral conventions, and societal transformations.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Course Sections

French Film
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Emmanuel Buzay M W 2:30PM 3:45PM Integ. Learning Center S240