Written and visual works that imagine cities and their inhabitants. Discussion topics will include the ways in which urban modernity changes Western conceptions of art, the social geography of space, the treatment of class and race, and immigration. Typical authors include Balzac, Baudelaire, Zola, Maupassant, Apollinaire, Aragon, Pérec, and Beyala.
Satisfies distribution requirement in Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric.
French 210 or above. (Not offered 2016-17.)