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French 151A: Francophone Literature — Francophone Africa

Readings:

See description.

Course Description:

In this class we will examine the political as well as the literary connotations of francophonie. We will historically contextualize this notion by retracing the story of the French colonization and Africa struggle for decolonization.  We will then discuss a series of literary works by authors such as Senghor, Glissant,  Césaire, Djebar, and Sembène. An important part of this course will be devoted to the relationship between films and literary works in the depiction of a Francophone Africa.

Prerequisites:

French 102 or equivalent.

Additional Information:

Satisfies one “Culture” or one “Elective” course requirement in the French Major.   Satisfies College of Letters and Science breadth requirement in Arts and Literature.  Priority enrollment for declared French majors.

 

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