The New World Bites Back: Cannibalism and the Colonial Encounter|
What is the cannibal? Perhaps it makes us think of Hannibal Lecter or zombies from Dawn of the Dead. How do we understand the horror and fascination the cannibal, whose monstrosity depends in some sense on its humanity? An emblematic figure of the tension between alterity and resemblance, this course examines the diverse political, cultural, literary and economic representations of cannibalism that underly the relationship between Europe and the "New World."
Major Readings: Montaigne's "Des Cannibales," Voltaire's Candide, Dutertre's Histoire des Antilles, Marx, Capital (excerpts) Aimé Césaire's Une Tempête, Suzanne Césaire's Le Grand camouflage. 40-50 pages of reading per week.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(FRST-MN)(FRST)(GLEN-MN)(RMST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
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Montaigne¿s ¿Des Cannibales,¿ Voltaire¿s Candide, Dutertre¿s Histoire des Antilles, Marx, Capital (excerpts) Aimé Césaire¿s Une Tempête, Suzanne Césaire¿s Le Grand camouflage. 40-50 pages of reading per week.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly online discussion posts (graded for completion); 2 short papers (3 pages) and 1 long paper (6-7 pages) with re-writes; 1 in-class presentation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
While any student who has completed FREN215 (with a minimum grade of B) or has placed out of FREN215 through the placement test may sign up for this course, it is an advanced course intended for students who have already taken two courses in French beyond FREN215 or already studied abroad in a French-speaking country. Readings, written assignments and class discussions will be in French. Only COL students may take this course CR/U. All others must take it for a letter grade. Students who are not admitted to the course through pre-registration are strongly encouraged to submit an enrollment request and attend the first class.
|Instructor(s): Eyestone,Emily Walters Times: .M.W... 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 10||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 4||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 1||FR: 1|
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