"That's Hot!" Teaching Paris to the Paris (Hilton) Generation

Citation data:

The French Review, Vol: 81, Issue: 1, Page: 108-122

Publication Year:
2007
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Repository URL:
http://scholarsmine.mst.edu/artlan_phil_facwork/6
Author(s):
Brookes, N. Christine; Merfeld-Langston, Audra L.
Publisher(s):
American Association of Teachers of French
Tags:
French Studies; History of Paris-France; Teaching French Culture; French Studies; History of Paris-France; Teaching French Culture; Arts and Humanities
article description
This article describes the recent creation of a general education course on the history of Paris at Penn State. the course, designed as an attempt to tap into general interest in Paris, has attracted not only French majors and minors, but also large numbers from the larger student body. the authors examine in detail one version of the course they designed and taught in Spring 2004. Also included is an extensive bibliography of readings they used for the course while examining the social, political, and cultural history of Paris from the Middle Ages to today.