112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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French I

Session Chair: 
Heidi Brevik-Zender, University of California, Riverside
Session 1: Friday 9:00-10:30am
RCC Meeting Room 10
Topic Area: 


  1. Nathalie Rachlin, Scripps College
    Raymond Depardon said in a recent interview about his official portrait of Francois Hollande, that he shot the newly elected president as if he was photographing a landscape.  His most recent photographic work, La France de Depardon, on the other hand, can be seen as a project in which Depardon shoots France’s varied urban landscapes as if they were portraits.  In this paper, I will reflect on the relationship between portraiture and landscape imagery in Depardon’s filmic and photographic work
  2. Claudia Esposito, University of Massachusetts, Boston
    This paper focuses on buried and silenced moments in historical narratives of the Maghreb, through multiple overlapping techniques such as painting, photography, writing, music, and installation. While the paper takes a long view of history, its focus is on contemporary artists and the postcolonial era. 
  3. Aaron Prevots, Southwestern University
    Recent documentaries on food present a multifaceted image of France. Has globalization harmed France’s glory and negatively affected its citizens? Or facilitated innovation and heightened stateside perception of French attitudes? This paper will consider such questions as presented through film, along with pedagogical issues and resources for teaching about culture.
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