Jennifer M. Bean, Comparative Literature/Cinema Studies

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UW-in-Paris, documentary

In fall quarter 2004 the Comparative Literature department at the
University of Washington inaugurated its first annual 'Study Abroad in
Paris' program.  28 students from various parts of the University
participated.  As a part of the experience of studying abroad, students
actively explored the city in which they were living--its museums and
galleries, its historical passages and urban design, its transformation
from a 19th century 'City of Light' to a 21st century center of tourism
and culture.  This project is a documentary (supervised by Professor
Jennifer Bean; directed by cinema studies' majors Taylor White and David
Stone)  that recounts the experience of these UW students as they
responded to, and learned from, the European culture in which they were