HST281 Hostile Friends? France and the U.S., 1919 – Today (Fall)

Examine the evolution of French and North American (U.S.) national identities and cultures from 1919 to the present. Major themes discussed will include cross-border cultural exchanges (together with the notion of ‘borders’ in general), “Americanization,” and Old World v. New World. Through film screenings and readings by authors as diverse as Alexis de Tocqueville and Julia Child, you will come to see how the cultural differences between our two nations have shaped the way we see and understand each other today.

Department: History

Location: Strasbourg

Semester: Fall

Credits: 3