Spring 2009

Literature in French Outside Europe: Introduction to Francophone Studies

Listed in: Black Studies, as BLST-22  |  French, as FREN-53


Leah D. Hewitt (Section 01)


(Also Black Studies 22.) This course will explore cross-cultural intersections and issues of identity and alienation in the works of leading writers from the French-speaking Caribbean and West Africa. Our discussions will focus on the sociopolitical positions and narrative strategies entertained in key texts of postcolonial literature (both fiction and critical essays). Issues involving nationalism, race, gender, assimilation and multilingualism will help to shape our discussion of how postcolonial subjects share in or distinguish themselves from certain tenets of Western thought. At issue, then, is the way French Caribbean and West African literatures and cultures trace their own distinctiveness and value. Conducted in French. Requisite: One of the following- French 07, 08, 11, 12 or equivalent. Spring semester. Professor Hewitt.

FREN 53 - L/D

Section 01
M 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM CONV 304
W 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM CONV 304
F 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM CONV 304


2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2009, Fall 2012