2022 French Arts and Media VIP focuses on the French novel and musical Les Miserables by Victor Hugo.
Students will be asked to produce a research project or creative project on a topic related to Les Miserables. This could be a research article to be published in a scholarly journal, an analysis of Les Mis film adaptation(s) or the musical, or a collaborative project. It includes creating, developing, or contributing to a website dedicated to Les Mis.
Team members will participate in all aspects of background research and multimedia/creative production. The group meets weekly to discuss assigned readings and to discuss project progress.
For Fall 2022: students are strongly encouraged to enroll in FREN 4250 or FREN 8803: "Reading Les Miserables" seminar. MW 2:00pm-3:15pm.
To foster transnational and interdisciplinary research of French Arts and Media at Tech.
To make concrete and visible contributions to the study of French Arts and Media in the form of a website focusing on Les Miserables (archives, documents, vidéos, Les Mis statistics)
Issues Involved or Addressed
Students will learn Humanities Technical Skills: archive research, curation and development; media production; applied understanding of equity and access, race, gender, sexuality, politics, and socioeconomic factors; presentation in oral, web, written, and pedagogical forms; submission for publication in academic journals.
Methods and Technologies
Academic Majors of Interest
Preferred Interests and Preparation
Background/interest and passion for the humanities and arts, e.g. writing, communication, literature, art history, performance, global studies, French language, close reading, education.
Experience with or willingness to learn media studies, media production, cultural studies, film production, literary analysis.
Meeting Schedule & Location
- Modern Languages