Honors | The French Exception (HON)
H234 | 29004 | Oana Panaite
In the age of globalization, France has been fighting to affirm and
protect its identity from the perceived threat of American-style
popular culture and language. This course aims to provide a broad
background on modern French culture through the lens of the idea
of “French exception”. It is open to all students interested in
learning and exploring various aspects of French culture such as the
notions of “Frenchness” and “French cultural exception”, the French
ideas of citizenship, secularism, multiculturalism and gay rights.
Each course will focus on such a keyword and its representations in
the French public forum. Reading: The French Exception. Godin,
Emmanuel; Chafer, Tony (eds.). New York: Berghahn Books, 2005.