20th C. Franco-Caribbean Literature and the Search for Identity|
Spring 2007 not offered
AFAM 223, AMST 226, FGSS 222, COL 225, LAST 220|
This course investigates how 20th C. Francophone Literature from the Caribbean has tried to define Caribbean identity. Through a study of literary texts and other artistic expressions from Guadeloupe, Martinique, Haiti, Guyana and Louisiana, we will explore the evolution of Caribbean self-definition, through the major concepts of Negritude, Antillanite, Creolite and Louisianitude.
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|Course Format: Lecture/Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
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Stephen Alexis, LE NEGRE MASQUE (1933) [if available]
Cesaire, CAHIER D'UN RETOUR AU PAYS NATAL (1939)
Damas, Leon-Gontran, BLACK LABEL (1956)
Schwarz-Bart, Simone, PLUIE ET VENT SUR TELUMEE MIRACLE (1972)
Chamoiseau, Patrick, ENFANCE CREOLE I: ANTAN D'ENFANCE (1990)
Conde, Maryse, TRAVERSEE DE LA MANGROVE (1989)
Additional texts (fiction and theory) by Edouard Glissant, Frantz Fanon, Jean Bernabe, etc.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Several short papers, final paper, oral presentation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This is an introductory course intended for students who have completed FREN 215 or have placed out of FREN 215 through placement test, but not taken more than one course in French beyond 215 and not yet studied abroad in a French-speaking country. Students who have already taken two courses in French beyond FREN 215 or studied abroad should take 300-level courses.
Only COL students will be allowed to take the course CR/U.
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