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FRE 154W Topic The Second Sex: Images of Women in Literature and Film

Prerequisite: None. Course conducted in English.

Fulfills 3 credits toward the Film and Screen Studies major. New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II or 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV.

Course Description: From femme fatale to feisty feminist, the female image in French literature and film has reflected the tumultuous social and artistic changes of a nation. In this course, we will consider the portrayal of women in French films, novels and poetry from the Middle Ages to the present. This is a fully online course offered in an intensive 4-week Summer session. Activities include reading, keeping a journal, online discussion of texts and films, viewing of films and film clips, two short papers and a final Powerpoint presentation.


3 credits