20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This interdisciplinary module interrogates the construction and representation of the city in French thought, film, fiction and contemporary art. The module 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.

Staff Contact: Dr Amanda Crawley Jackson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK