21G.321 Childhood and Youth in French and Francophone Cultures


Class Info

Studies the transformation of childhood and youth since the 18th century in France, as well as the development of sentimentality within the family in a francophone context. Examines the personification of children, both as a source of inspiration for artistic creation and a political ideal aimed at protecting future generations. Considers various representations of childhood and youth in literature (e.g., Pagnol, Proust, Sarraute, Laye, Morgiévre), movies (e.g., Truffaut), and songs (e.g., Brel, Barbara). Taught in French.

This class has no prerequisites.

21G.321 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by B. Perreau.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

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