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Kilbane, Aimee



Research Areas research areas



  • nineteenth-century French literature and culture, modernism, Paris in literature, subculture, la vie de Bohème, tourism and travel in literature


courses taught

  • FREN 1750 - French Colonialism: North Africa and the Middle East
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022
    Offers a general introduction to French and Francophone literature and visual arts (painting, photography, film) from the nineteenth century to the present depicting cultures and societies of the Middle East and North Africa. In English with English translations of French texts. Approved for GT-AH2.
  • FREN 1900 - Modern Paris in Literature, Photographs, Paintings and Movies
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Introduces the rise of modern Paris from the French Revolution (1789) to today. Studies the physical and sociological changes of the city in terms of architecture and industrialization through French literature, movies, paintings and photographs. Addresses problems due to the magnitude of the city, the growing fear of urban vices, and the dilemma of controlling massive urban populations. Taught in English.
  • FREN 3050 - French Composition 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    French third-year level composition course. Students practice and write different forms of formal French writing. They also hone their grammar skills and analytical reading of short literature pieces. This course or FREN 3060 is required for all French majors.
  • FREN 3120 - Main Currents of French Literature 2
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022
    Surveys 19th and 20th century French literature. Close reading of selected texts of the principal writers and schools. This course or FREN 3110 are required for all majors.
  • FREN 3450 - Underground Paris
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2022
    �Underground Paris� is a Global Seminar in Paris, France that provides students with an immersive exploration of the subterranean spaces, underground histories and subcultures of one of the world�s most famous cities. Through readings, films, excursions and immersive assignments, students will learn of the less commonly acknowledged spaces, populations and cultural movements that nonetheless constitute the life and past of this highly romanticized destination.
  • FREN 3500 - French Current Events: Conversation and Composition
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    For students who have spent fewer than four months in a French-speaking environment. Focuses on presentations, debates, discussions, readings and written work.
  • FREN 3700 - French-American Cultural Differences
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Through readings, films, discussion and activities, students learn the defining values of their own country, those of France, and key differences between the two cultures. Taught in French.
  • FREN 4110 - French Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018
    Topics vary each semester. Consult the online Schedule Planner for specific topics. See also FREN 4120.
  • FREN 4990 - Senior Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Preparation of a 15-page research paper in French presented to two members of the department faculty and defended orally in class. Recommended prerequisite: at least one course numbered FREN 4100 or above and all third-year requirements and advisor consent.

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