Pre-requisites: FRE6007 Constructions of the City 1
Aims/Description: This interdisciplinary module interrogates the construction and representation of the city in French thought, film, fiction and contemporary art. The module, which builds on and develops the theoretical knowledge and insights of Constructions of the City 1, coheres around a spine of key theoretical texts ranging across the 18th to the 21st century, in which the precepts of the modern city are articulated and debated. Against these texts a series of units/case studies will variously explore, through the medium of cultural artefacts including artworks, films and literary texts: voice and poetry in the 19th-century city, utopia and dystopia, the revolutionary and republican city, centre and periphery, the colonial and postcolonial city, city maps and carceral urbanism.
Restrictions on availability: Students must have degree-level or equivalent linguistic competence in French.
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