RLFR 414
Senior Seminar: Coming of Age: French and Francophone Childhood and Adolescent Film Spring 2019
Division I Writing Skills Difference, Power, and Equity
Cross-listed RLFR 414 / COMP 414
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Like the bildungsroman in literature, the coming of age story is a genre in itself in cinema. In this senior seminar, we will watch, discuss, and analyze French and Francophone childhood and adolescent narrative films whose protagonists bring into focus larger issues such as racial discrimination, class, gender, sexual identity, social mobility, repression from the state, regime change, delinquency, justice, bereavement, and human trafficking. We will watch seminal films by Euzhan Palcy, the Dardennes brothers, Céline Sciamma, Férid Boughédir, François Truffaut, Michel Ocelot, Claude Pinoteau, Abdellatif Kéchiche, Laurent Cantet, and Raoul Peck.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 10
Class#: 3943
Grading: yes pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: three, three-page response papers; thesis statement, methodology, and works cited list on one page; one script of a video essay
Extra Info: not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: 200 RLFR level courses
Enrollment Preferences: French and Comparative Literature majors and certificate students
Distributions: Division I Writing Skills Difference, Power, and Equity
Notes: DPE: This course qualifies for a Difference, Power, and Equity requirement because the films we focus on racial inequality, class, gender, sexual identity, post slavery society in the Caribbean, lack of social mobility, repression from the state, regime change, delinquency, justice, bereavement, and human trafficking. WI: This course is writing-intensive because it includes 9 pages of response papers; 1 page with a thesis statement, methodology, and works cited list; plus10 pages of script for video essay
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
RLFR 414 Division I COMP 414 Division I

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