Nomadic Islanders: Contemporary Caribbean Diasporas and Identities|
Spring 2014 not offered
LAST 256, FREN 304|
Diasporas from Europe, Asia, and Africa have long been a part of Caribbean identities. Since the 1960s however, many Caribbean citizens have left the Caribbean and moved to North American and European cities (Miami, New York, Montreal, Paris), creating a new diaspora and reshaping Caribbean identities. This course will focus on the representations of contemporary Caribbean migrants to North America and Europe in Franco-Caribbean literature. How does this literature represent these new Caribbean migrants? Does it redefine Caribbean identity? Does it offer alternatives to the 80s and 90s notions of Antillanite and Creoleness? Class discussions and papers in French.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(FRST)(LAST)(RMST)
Raphael Confiant, LA DERNIERE JAVA DE MAMA JOSEPHA.
Maryse Conde, PENSION LES ALIZES and PAYS MELES.
Suzanne Dracius, RUE MONTE AU CEIL.
Tony Delsham, NEGROPOLITAINS ET EURO-BLACKS.
Bruno Bea, CHRONIQUE DE L'HOTEL DES NEGRES.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two small papers (3-4 pages) with rewrites and one essay (5-6 pages); 2-3 in-class group presentations
Reading preparation for each class.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
While any student who has completed FREN 215 with a minimum grade of B or has placed out of FREN 215 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 215 or already studied abroad in a French-speaking country. Students who are not admitted to the course through pre-registration are strongly encouraged to submit an enrollment request and attend the class the first day.
Readings, written assignments and class discussions will be in French. Only COL students may take this course for credit. All others must take it for a letter grade.
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