Le Roman Noir

from French in Ann Arbor

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'Noir' is a terminology coined by French critics to a certain brand of crime stories, heavily laced with US influences. It became a vibrant and popular part of the 'polar' (roman policier) production in the late 60's and has remained a strong force in the French publishing world. It now carves deep influences and ramifications into cinema, BD (graphic novels), painting, music, fashion, news reporting, political discourse...not only in France, but from Japan to Spain, and from Argentina to Denmark. We will 'follow all bullets' in the French publishing world, as a jagged first glance at this hardboiled genre.

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I have read and followed many 'noir' elements since childhood, since my Mum gave me Hammett's Red Harvest to read as a 12y.o. 'polar' fan...

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French teacher of French who love to share with others cultural topics from the francophone world.


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Teaching French is a passion and a hobby. But, my world would not be complete without my family, my friends, my garden, literature, music, knitting, movies and exercise!!!


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I'm a lover of literature and actively campaign for BOOKS.


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Crystal Cannon is a high school French teacher from Detroit. She is married with one child. She loves reading, traveling, fine dining and good music.


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Mijo Pappas
almost 4 years ago

Ce fut une soirée superbe, Syl! Le document que tu nous as laissé va nous permettre d'explorer ce genre que je ne connaissais pas du tout. Ton exposé était superbe et reflétait beaucoup de travail. Quant à la surprise à la fin sous la forme du dévoilement de la table avec toute la documentation, ce fut si captivant. Je voulais tout toucher, tout lire et tout regarder. Bravo et un grand merci de nous enrichir tous à French in Ann Arbor.

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Leonore Gerstein
almost 4 years ago

Marcel wrote, and I agree: when we try to register, the Hourschool "writer" says that Saline is too far from Ann Arbor for us to attend your class. This also happened to me when I tried to register for Cat's film class. What do we do?

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Leonore Gerstein
almost 4 years ago

Je suis bloque dans un cul-de-sac ele

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Sylvestre (Steve) Novak
almost 4 years ago

je ne comprends pas?

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