Taught by Jean-François Fournier, Ph.D.
WEDNESDAYS 5:00 – 6:00 P.M.
An evolution of comic trends in French Cinema during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
This course is intended for students who have an interest in French Cinema. It will introduce films representative of different comic veins: slapstick, black humour, parody, and wit. The main line is the evolution of French comedy during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries from a filmic point of view. Films will be reinserted in their social, historical, and intellectual contexts, the goal being for students to have a better understanding of what is laughable from a French point of view. The format of the course includes both lectures and discussions around films screened during the semester. Conversations will be lead in English. No previous knowledge about cinema is required.