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France Through its Archives: Media, Memory, History

FRE 384

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What is an archive? What role do archives play in producing historical knowledge and cultural memory? How are new digital technologies reshaping the archive and thereby transforming our relationship to the past? This course develops practical research skills by introducing students to major archives and digital collections in France, while also exploring key theoretical works on the archive from media theory, literary criticism, and philosophy (Foucault, Nora, Benjamin, Derrida). Students will also gain hands-on experience producing their own new media "archives" by creating podcasts and participating in an ongoing digital humanities project.
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Section C01

  • Type: Class
  • Section: C01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 2
  • Capacity: 16
  • Class Number: 42776
  • Schedule: TTh 11:00 AM-12:20 PM