Benjamin Capellari

Paris, France

Bio

A native of France, Benjamin is a graduate of the Lycée Louis-le-Grand, the École Normale Supérieure, the Sorbonne and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. Educated as a generalist throughout his academic career, he strives to find crossroads between varying fields and perspectives, intertwining geography, arts, musicology, and ancient and modern languages. Uniting his interests between philosophy and classics, and his musical work as a composer, his research interests led him to work on Greek music with the École française d’Athènes. He previously taught French language, literature and culture in Europe (University of Bristol) and the United States (Smith College, George Washington University, American University).

Classes Recently Taught

Literature

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Starting September 19, 2018 1.5 hours per week for 10 weeks

Improve speaking and comprehension while reading and analyzing French literary works from a wide variety of genres.

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Literature: Childhood Memories

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Starting June 26, 2018 1.5 hours per week for 10 weeks

Improve speaking and comprehension while reading and analyzing French literary works exploring the role of memory while relating childhood.

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Literature: Reflections on May '68

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Starting April 5, 2018 1.5 hours per week for 10 weeks

Improve speaking and comprehension while reading and analyzing French literary works exploring the historic impact of May '68.

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Literature

Advanced
Starting April 4, 2018 1.5 hours per week for 10 weeks

Improve speaking and comprehension while reading and analyzing French literary works from a wide variety of genres.

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Slogans & Posters of May ‘68

Advanced Beginner
Starting April 3, 2018 1.5 hours per week for 5 weeks

Improve speaking and comprehension while learning about the significant slogans and posters of May '68.

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