Nov 27, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

FREN 322 - Haute Couture, Dress Codes, Hats and Gloves: Images of French Society Through Material Culture


Prerequisite, FREN 201  or consent of instructor. This interdisciplinary course will explore the connection between French fashion and dressing from Versailles’ splendor to the post-industrial globalized world. Students will explore this relationship using a variety of literary texts (Marivaux, Balzac, Maupassant, Zola, Colette), paintings (Fragonard, Watteau, Degas, Renoir), films and other media such as newspapers, magazines and advertisements. Students will also discuss the significance and impact of dressing in relation to identity, gender, social status and consumer taste. This course is taught in French. Letter grade. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits