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, P\00E9rec, and Beyala.
Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies the Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric distribution requirements.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies distribution requirement in literature.
French 210 or above. (Spring)