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FFS 291 - 19th-Century POP

Semester Offered: Fall
0.5 unit(s)
In this half-unit project-based intensive we explore various forms of 19th-century French popular culture: from the daily press, the fashion press, serial, theatrical, and panoramic literature to caricatures, political satire, popular illustration, and advertisements. We consider the history, range, and power of popular culture and reflect on the origins of our own viral culture. Works studied include both online and Vassar archival press materials, selected contemporary scholarship, and several short texts representative of popular French literature. The intensive foregrounds discussion and regular blog post assignments to prepare for individual independent work. Susan Hiner.

Prerequisite(s): FFS 212  or equivalent or permission of the instructor.

One 2-hour period.

Course Format: INT

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