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A Thematic Approach to French Cultural Studies

Love, Sex and Desire in French Literature and Cinema

by Marie-Anne Visoi


Publisher: Universal-Publishers
Pub date: 2012
Pages: 105
ISBN-10: 1612330797
ISBN-13: 9781612330792
Categories: Language, Literature & LinguisticsLiterature & Literary CriticismTextbooks & Study Guides


A Thematic Approach to French Cultural Studies: Love, Sex and Desire in French Literature and Cinema introduces a selection of major literary texts and film adaptations to students at the intermediate college and university level. The goal of this book is to provide a theme-based approach for teaching French Cultural Studies by enabling undergraduate students to contextualise and to think conceptually about French culture and its place in the Western culture and tradition. One of the most noteworthy aspects of this book is that it includes a collection of effective hands-on activities, multimedia resources and teaching suggestions which will stimulate students to develop their cultural and literary competency. The text-based method is designed to encourage close reading of three representative novels in English translation and foster an independent approach to formulating problems and arguments related to specific cultural norms and patterns.

About the Author

Dr. Marie-Anne Visoi is a Senior Lecturer at St. Michael's College, University of Toronto. Her research interests include textual criticism relating to 20th century world literature and reader-response theories as well as the implementation and development of cultural modules through the integration of Blackboard Learning Communities. Her work has been published in a number of academic journals, including Cambridge Scholars Publishing, International Journal of Literature and the Arts, Modern Language Studies, Literary Research, Journal of International Comparative Literature Association, and Genre, at California State University, Long Beach.