Ferdâ Asya, associate professor of English, took her students from the International Studies Living and Learning Community and classes, American Literature II and Literature and Society “American Expatriate Fiction in Paris,” to Paris over Spring Break.
Students walked along the streets and sat in the cafés mentioned in the fictions of the American expatriate writers whose works they are reading. The group visited the bookshops, gardens, and parks these writers frequented, houses they lived in and places writers exchanged manuscripts in the 1920s.
Students also visited two museums, Musée du Louvre and Musée d’Orsay, and spent time in four cathedrals, Saint Germain des Prés, Notre-Dame, Saint Sulpice and Basilique du Sacré Cœur. The group spent the last day of the trip at the Château de Versailles.
The highlight of the trip was a visit to the 17th Century apartment of the American expatriate writer, Diane Johnson. The group spent an afternoon with the writer of the novel, Le Divorce, which they are studying in their courses. Photo gallery