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FCS 310Y1Y
French Cinema

Not offered in 2017-18; offered in alternate years


French Cinema from its origins to the present. We consider the cinema’s emergence in fin du siècle France, and major movements such as: Impressionism, Poetic Realism, Surrealism, cinéma de qualité, la nouvelle vague, and the cinéma du look. We consider some of the major French cinéastes, such as Breillat, Bresson, Carné, Clouzot, Epstein, Feuillade, Gance, Godard, Guitry, Lumière, Marker, Méliès, Ophüls, Renoir, Resnais, Truffaut, and Varda. Consideration will be given to the theoretical, political, social, aesthetic, and cultural development of French cinema and culture, and to the influence of French cinema globally. Knowledge of French is helpful but not required.

Prerequisite: At least 5 course credits in any subject.

Recommended preparation: INI 115Y. Knowledge of French helpful but not required

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Revue Arborescences

Considérant que rien de ce qui touche la langue française ne lui est étranger, la revue Arborescences se veut un espace de réflexion sur les enjeux actuels des études françaises aussi bien en littérature, en linguistique qu’en didactique.

History of the Department

French Studies at the University of Toronto 1853-1993