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Ari Blatt

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of French Language and Literatures
Office location and address
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
COLA 1500: College Advising Seminars
Credits: 1
COLA courses are 1-credit seminars capped at 18 first-year students, all of whom are assigned to the instructor as advisees. They are topically focused on an area identified by the faculty member; they also include a significant advising component centered on undergraduate issues (e.g., choosing a major, study abroad opportunities, undergraduate research, etc.). For detailed descriptions see http://college.as.virginia.edu/COLA
FRTR 2553: J-Term in Paris
Credits: 3
January Term study abroad course conducted on-site in Paris. Readings in literature, ethnography, history, and urban studies, along with discussions of photographs, paintings, and films, will inform daily walking tours and site visits. Specific topics may vary. Course taught in English.
FREN 3043: The French-Speaking World III: Modernities
Credits: 3
Survey of writing in French from 1800 to the present. Explores various movements and trends in French literary and cultural history of the modern and contemporary periods. Prerequisite: FREN 3032.
ZFOR 3503: International Study
Placeholder course for students studying abroad
FREN 3553: J-Term in Paris
Credits: 3
January Term study abroad course conducted on-site in Paris. Readings in literature, ethnography, history, and urban studies, along with discussions of photographs, paintings, and films, will inform daily walking tours and site visits. Specific topics may vary. Course taught in French. Prerequisite: FREN 3032
FREN 3584: Topics in French Cinema
Credits: 3
Studies topics relating to concepts of film structure, history, and criticism in French and within the French tradition. Topics offered include Introduction to Cinema and Texte écrit/texte filmique. Prerequisite: FREN 3032.
FRTR 3584: Topics in French Cinema
Credits: 3
Studies topics relating to concepts of film structure, history, and criticism in French and within the French tradition. Topics offered include Introduction to French Cinema and Written Text/Film Text.
FREN 4580: Advanced Topics in Literature
Credits: 3
Advanced study of transhistorical topics such as literary ideas, the novel, theater, travel literature. Prerequisite: At least one 3000-level literature course.
FREN 4584: Advanced Topics in French Cinema
Credits: 3
Advanced seminar in French and Francophone cinema. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit for different topics. Prerequisites: FREN 3032 and 3584, or instructor permission.
FREN 4744: The Occupation and After
Credits: 3
After an initial examination of the political and social conditions in France under the Nazi regime during World War II, this seminar explores the enduring legacy of those "Dark Years" by investigating how the complex (and traumatic) history of the Occupation has impacted French culture during the last half of the twentieth century and into the twenty first. Prerequisite: FREN 3032 and another FREN course beyond 3034.
FREN 4998: Pre-Thesis Tutorial
Credits: 3
Preliminary research for thesis. Prerequisite: Admission to the Distinguished Majors Program.
FREN 4999: Thesis
Credits: 3
Composition and defense of thesis. Prerequisite: FREN 4998 and good standing in the Distinguished Majors Program. Note: The prerequisite to all 5000-level literature courses is two 4000-level literature courses with an average grade of B, or the instructor's permission.
FREN 5584: Topics in Cinema
Credits: 3
A range of analytical approaches to the study of cinema, including cinematographic language and structure, the representation of socio-cultural phenomena in film, and the experience of cinema viewing as a cultural and historical practice.
FREN 8584: Seminar in Cinema
Credits: 3
A range of analytical approaches to the study of cinema, including cinematographic language and structure, the representation of socio-cultural phenomena in film, and the experience of cinema viewing as a cultural and historical practice.
FREN 9999: Dissertation Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.