2018-2019 Academic Bulletin 
    
    Aug 24, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FRNCH 330 - “The Empire Writes Back”


Credits: 4
An introduction to the literature written in French from France’s former colonies and its social-historical context. Topics include: the era of African Independences, la négritude, the Algerian War for Independence, and postcolonial immigration and writing in France. Emphasis is placed on the subversive nature of the literature studied and on how it inflects the French language, the French canon, and “Frenchness” itself. Articles from the press, essays, novels, and films are used.

Prerequisite: FRNCH 305  or permission of the instructor.

Distribution Requirements: HE, PD.