Black Paris: "Postcolonializing" the Seine (in English)

A study of contemporary immigrant experience in Paris through a range of media and an historical perspective. Materials will comprise text and still and moving images. What are some of the dominant themes and emotions in the self-representation of immigrants in Paris today? How were Africans (in particular) represented during the colonial period in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and how did Africans represent themselves on the rare occasions they had to do so then? How do we understand France's precarious, and often volatile, positioning of immigrants in its society today?

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 14

Prerequisites: One writing class, or by permission of the instructor.

Instructor: Prabhu

Distribution Requirements: LL - Language and Literature; ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video; ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video; LL - Language and Literature

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered; Not Offered