FRE 141 Paris in Black, White and Color (3)

Paris is a fabulously mythical city, whose many dimensions are explored in this course, from 1789 up to the present. Topics include Parisian revolts (from the French Revolution to the counter-culture of the 1960s), American expatriates in France, the city’s changing physical landscape, jazz- and blues-playing in Paris, Paris as the city of love, light and culture, and the colonial roots of today’s ethnic diversity in Paris. A central focus is on how and why myths about Paris are created and perpetuated. Taught in English. CAS-B.

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