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Paris Noire: African American Literature & Culture in Paris


INFO SESSION:  Monday, April 7 at 3:30 in 208 White Hall

SUMMER 2014 • UK SPONSORED EDUCATION ABROAD PROGRAM • DATES: JUNE 29 - JULY 31 
This program explores the impact of African American arts, letters, and culture on Paris, France. Through a series of site visits and tours of African American locations in Paris, guest lectures, and traditional classroom activities, e.g. viewing films, reading literature, and class discussions, students will gain valuable knowledge about the past and present influence of black life on/in Paris, France.

 

HIGHLIGHTS 

-  Attend and participate in guest lectures by contemporary African American Parisian writers 

-  Tour notable locales associated with famous African American writers and artists to identify

   Parisian cultural influences in African American artistic and cultural production 

-  Develop a global and cross-cultural understanding of African American art, culture, people 

 

ACADEMIC CREDIT 

UK Sponsored programs are conducted by University of Kentucky faculty. UK credits and grades will be awarded by the program director for the successful and timely completion of all required program activities and assignments, including any required on-campus meetings. Students will earn: 

ENG/AAS 300 (3 credit hours)

Students may also arrange 3 credit hours of ENG or AAS  independent study 

Graduate students must arrange credit with the faculty director 

ISP 599 (1 hour) 

 

ELIGIBILITY 

Open to undergraduate students from ALL academic disciplines at the sophomore level and above. 

 

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PROGRAM DIRECTOR 

Contact the program director to learn more about this faculty-led program. 

Dr. Vershawn Young, vershawn.young@uky.edu