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After Odysseus: Hospitality, France, and the Mediterranean

FRE 529

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After the Revolution, France embraced the role of a universal beacon for refugees. Yet, many modern laws and debates have challenged this altruism. After revisiting ancient Greek and biblical traditions, we journey through France and the Mediterranean to reflect on ethical and aesthetical, individual and collective models of hospitality. Using literature and philosophy, linguistics and the visual arts, from canonical to popular culture, we ponder the notions of cosmopolitanism and borders, address issues such as colonization, immigration and citizenship, wondering what is at stake in the welcoming of a stranger.
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Section S01

  • Type: Seminar
  • Section: S01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 6
  • Capacity: 20
  • Class Number: 22716
  • Schedule: T 01:30 PM-04:20 PM