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Jean Luc Godard

“Let’s Go See a Western”: The Loneliness of American Individualism in Jean-Luc Godard’s “Breathless”

What follows is a guest post from one of our very thoughtful undergraduate students at Belmont, Jordan Heykoop. Jordan has just graduated with a degree in history. He wrote this paper as part of the requirements for an upper level course in transatlantic intellectual history I offered this past spring called “International Vistas: the U.S. Viewed from Abroad.” For this particular assignment, I asked the students to write about either Godard’s Breathless or Henry James’ short story “The Jolly Corner.” The idea was not for them to write a formal research paper, but rather, write a think-piece given the conceptual Read more