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2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GFS 301 Americans in Paris

In the 1920s, Paris became an important site of pilgrimage for young American writers like Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, Langston Hughes, Djuna Barnes, and Ezra Pound. In this course we will read fiction and poetry they wrote in and about Paris and ask questions like: What was it like to be an American writer in Paris? How did the realities of French life compare to the Paris the expatriates had imagined, and to the United States they left behind? In the month of May we will take our own trip to the City of Light, retracing the steps of people like Hughes, Hemingway, and Stein, and having our own expatriate experiences. Optional GCE & GCR credit is available for students who would like to earn it as part of this course. (Special travel fee applies.)

Prerequisite: Minimum of sophomore standing, application required.