French 141: Early Modern French Culture in Film

Instructor: Malina Stefanovska

Through viewing a selected series of films ranging from sixteenth century religious wars, through court culture, to the Revolution, and reading appropriate textual excerpts, we shall study crucial tenets of Early Modern European culture in which France played a decisive role, be it Court culture, the Enlightenment, or the position of women. We shall also uncover how cinematography succeeds (or not!) to represent the past in its specificity, while also relating it to present day issues. Taught in English.