Topics in Modern French Literature and Culture: Global Paris

Images of the Paris, Las Vegas hotel tower, Eiffel tower, and the Tokyo and  Paris, Texas towers.

This course looks at Paris as well as its myths, dreamt of and reconstructed around the world. The four images are Paris, Las Vegas; Paris, France; the Tokyo tower; and Paris, Texas. (Courtesy of Elvin 7 mil. Views on Flickr, License CC BY-NC; Adit Chandra on Flicker, License CC BY-NC; Eugene Flores on Flickr, License CC BY; Joseph Novak on Flicker, License CC BY.)


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This course investigates Paris's oversized status as a global capital by looking at the events, transformations, cultures, and arts for which the city is known to help us better understand Paris and its place in French and global cultures today. Taught in French.

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Catherine Clark. 21G.346 Topics in Modern French Literature and Culture: Global Paris. Fall 2014. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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