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Representations of the Vietnam War

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

Responsable(s): Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet
Intervenant(s): -

Période de validité: 2006 -> 2006

Pas d'horaire défini.


Semestre d'été
2 heures par semaine
28 heures par semestre

Langue(s) d'enseignement: anglais
Public: Oui
Crédits: 0


The war in Vietnam was one of the most important events in American history since WWII. Naturally, its impact on American culture has been enormous but far from simple. This seminar adopts an interdisciplinary approach to examine the ways in which this traumatic war was represented in literature, film and mainstream media from its origins in the 1950s to its embarrassing conclusion in the 1970s. We will be reading fiction, journalism, historical documents, and watching several documentary and fiction films (which will be screened outside of class time). These films and texts will include Michael Herr's Dispatches, Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, Emile de Antonio's Vietnam: In the Year of the Pig, John Wayne's The Green Berets, and Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now: Redux.


Texts: will be provided in class.

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