Returning in Summer, 2014
The relevance of France to theories of democracy and feminism dates at least as far back as the French revolution of 1789. This program will examine French politics and gender relations from its democratic-republicanism of the revolution, the anarchist and socialist movements of the 19th century, the German occupation during WWII, existentialism and the French resistance, the student-led revolts of the 1960s, and France's particular brand of feminism. The importance of France as a colonial power and of Paris as the so-called "capital of modernity" will be discussed.
Students will benefit from reading major texts in French theory and history while immersing themselves in the exciting culture, art, and architecture that makes Paris such an alluring destination. Students will spend mornings in class and afternoons on guided excursions. Three-day weekends allow for plenty of free time.
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