This Honors course will focus on American writers in Paris including Hemingway, Sylvia Beach, Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ford Maddox Ford, and Clarksville's own Alan Tate, all of the "Lost Generation." We will also briefly look at artists and musicians such as American 20th century composer Aaron Copeland and numerous jazz musicians of the 20s and 30s. These artists and musicians chose to stay in France after WWI in order to live and create in a landscape that avoided the prescribed racial and gender roles of 20th century America.
We will travel to Paris to see, hear, and experince true Parisian life. We will visit the cafes, restaurants, bookstores, museums, churches and other locations that would have shaped the lives and perceptions of these expatriate 20th century American writers in the "City of Light."