French Arts and Media-Reading Les Mis

2020 ~ Present | Atlanta Global Center


Will return Fall 2024

  • To foster transnational and interdisciplinary research of French Arts and Media at Tech.
  • To make concrete and visible contributions to the study of French Arts and Media in the form of a website focusing on Les Miserables (archives, documents, vidéos, Les Mis statistics).

Students will be asked to produce a research project or creative project on a topic related to Les Miserables. This could be a research article to be published in a scholarly journal, an analysis of Les Mis film adaptation(s) or the musical, or a collaborative project. It includes creating, developing, or contributing to a website dedicated to Les Mis.

Team members will participate in all aspects of background research and multimedia/creative production. The group meets weekly to discuss assigned readings and to discuss project progress.

Issues Involved or Addressed

Students will learn Humanities Technical Skills: archive research, curation and development; media production; applied understanding of equity and access, race, gender, sexuality, politics, and socioeconomic factors; presentation in oral, web, written, and pedagogical forms; submission for publication in academic journals.

Methods and Technologies

  • Media Production
  • Content Analysis
  • Research-based argumentation, writing, and presentation
  • Translation
  • Rhetorical Analysis
  • Interviews
  • Audio-video storytelling
  • Surveys
  • Podcasts
  • Blogging

Academic Majors of Interest

  • ComputingComputational Media
  • DesignGeographic Information Science and Technology
  • Ivan AllenApplied Languages and Intercultural Studies
  • Ivan AllenChinese
  • Ivan AllenDigital Media
  • Ivan AllenEconomics
  • Ivan AllenEconomics and International Affairs
  • Ivan AllenFrench
  • Ivan AllenGerman
  • Ivan AllenGlobal Economics and Modern Languages
  • Ivan AllenGlobal Media and Cultures
  • Ivan AllenHistory, Technology, and Society
  • Ivan AllenInternational Affairs
  • Ivan AllenInternational Affairs and Modern Languages
  • Ivan AllenInternational Affairs, Science, and Technology
  • Ivan AllenJapanese
  • Ivan AllenKorean
  • Ivan AllenLiterature, Media, and Communication
  • Ivan AllenPublic Policy
  • Ivan AllenSpanish
  • OtherEducation
  • OtherEntrepreneurship
  • OtherFilm and Media Studies

Preferred Interests and Preparation

Background/interest and passion for the humanities and arts, e.g. writing, communication, literature, art history, performance, global studies, French language, close reading, education.

Experience with or willingness to learn media studies, media production, cultural studies, film production, literary analysis.

Meeting Schedule & Location

Meeting Location 
Swann 225
Meeting Day 

Team Advisors

Dr. Stephanie Boulard
  • Modern Languages

Partner(s) and Sponsor(s)

Atlanta Global Center