FREN 116. La Pensée géographique

Cartography, psychogeography, rhizomes, and so much more! How and why do philosophical and critical thinkers rely on spatial and geographical metaphors to work through some of their more complex ideas? How might some of these metaphors become models for understanding and analyzing texts? In this course, we will explore some of the central ideas behind this spatial turn in theory and criticism in conjunction with the study of French and Francophone texts: from medieval explorers and maps of early France and French empire to Situationism, poststructuralism, and postcolonialism.
May be taken for 1 credit with permission of the instructor.
2 credits.
Eligible for INTP
Catalog chapter: Modern Languages and Literatures: French and Francophone Studies  
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