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French General Introductory Courses

FRENGEN 45N. American Writers in 20th-Century Paris

(F,Sem) Stanford Introductory Seminar. Preference to freshmen. A crosscultural inquiry into Paris as a part of American culture, a myth, a longing, and source of inspiration. Role of artistic movements (Cubism, Surrealism, Existentialism) and cultural institutions such as the cafés, libraries, and salons in the life and creativity of the expatriate. Birth of their writing selves and existential questioning around issues of national and individual identities. Readings: Gertrude Stein, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Anaïs Nin, and Baldwin. In English. GER:DB-Hum

3-4 units, Win (Alduy, C)

FRENGEN 190Q. Parisian Cultures of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries

(S,Sem) Stanford Introductory Seminar. Preference to sophomores. Political, social, and cultural events in Paris from the Napoleonic era and the Romantic revolution to the 30s. The arts and letters of bourgeois, popular, and avant garde cultures. Illustrated with slides. GER:DB-Hum

4 units, Spr (Bertrand, M)

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