French Arts and Media-Reading Les Mis

2020 ~ Present | Atlanta Global Center


2022 French Arts and Media VIP focuses on the French novel and musical Les Miserables by Victor Hugo.

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.

For Fall 2022: students are strongly encouraged to enroll in FREN 4250 or FREN 8803: "Reading Les Miserables" seminar. MW 2:00pm-3:15pm.


    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)

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

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Global Development
  • IT Management
  • Leadership and Organizational Change
  • Marketing
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Strategy and Innovation
  • Algorithms, Combinatorics and Optimization
  • Analytics
  • Computational Media
  • Computational Science and Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Cybersecurity
  • Human-Centered Computing
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • OMSCS asynchronous
  • OMSCS asynchronous, case-by-case
  • OMSCS synchronous
  • OMSCS synchronous, case-by-case
  • Architectural Technology
  • Architecture
  • Building Construction
  • Building Construction and Facility Management
  • City and Regional Planning
  • Geographic Information Science and Technology
  • Industrial Design
  • Music Technology
  • Urban Design
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Applied Systems Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Health Systems
  • Industrial Engineering
  • International Logistics
  • Machine Learning
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Physics
  • Robotics
  • Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies
  • Chinese
  • Digital Media
  • Economics
  • Economics and International Affairs
  • French
  • German
  • Global Economics and Modern Languages
  • Global Media and Cultures
  • History, Technology, and Society
  • International Affairs
  • International Affairs and Modern Languages
  • International Affairs, Science, and Technology
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Public Policy
  • Spanish
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Film and Media Studies
  • Music
  • Pre-Law
  • Applied Physics
  • Applied Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Statistics

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