Pere Lachaise Project

Jim Morrison grave at Pere Lachaise
Jim Morrison grave at Pere Lachaise (Photo: JW Bailly CC BY-4.0)

FIU HONORS COLLEGE
FRANCE SYUDY ABROAD: ART, WAR, AND HUMAN RIGHTS

FACULTY
John William Bailly ■ baillyj@fiu.edu ■ 305.348.4100 ■ Office Hours by appointment

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Students are to compare and contrast themselves to a historical figure interred at Pere Lachaise Cemetery: examine commonalities, highlight differences, and explore ambiguities.

FORMAT
When in the appropriate location to the figure in the cemetery, each student will make a brief (5 minute) oral presentation to the class about their selected figure.

GRADING CRITERIA
These following factors will be considered in determining the project grade.

Familiarity with subject
The nature of the connection between student and subject
The broader context of the student’s reflection (Can others relate to the points made in the project)
Originality of content
Effort

HISTORICAL FIGURES
Below is a list of figures and events to select from. If the student wishes to select another, that choice needs to be approved by the professor. Each character or event may only be selected by one student.

Abelard and Heloise
Honore de Balzac
Sarah Bernhardt
Maria Callas
Jean-Jacques-Regis de Cambaceres
Jean-Francois Champollion
Frederic Chopin
Colette
Jacques-Louis David
Eugene Delacroix
Theodore Gericault
Georges Haussmann
Rene Lalique
Allan Kardec
Moliere
Jim Morrison
Victor Noir
Edith Piaf
Marcel Proust
Gioachino Rossini
Simone Signoret and Yves Montand
Gertude Stein
Elisabeta Alexandrovna Stroganova
Oscar Wilde
Richard Wright

EXAMPLE OF STUDENT WORK
Although the subject is specific to Italy study abroad, Stephanie Sepulveda’s Grand Tour Redux project is a model of what a successful project should be. Stephanie’s reflections are personal yet universal and do not shy away from the big ideas and tough questions. Her scope is also interdisciplinary in nature. Review her project here Stephanie Sepulveda’s Grand Tour Redux

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