Nomadic Islanders: Contemporary Caribbean Diasporas and Identities|
Fall 2014 not offered
LAST 256, FREN 304|
Diasporas from Europe, Asia, and Africa have long been a part of Caribbean identities. Since the 1960's 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)
William Shakespeare, THE TEMPEST
Aimé Césaire, DISCOURS SUR LE COLONIALISME
Aimé Césaire, UNE TEMPÊTE
Frantz Fanon, PEAU NOIRE, MASQUES BLANCS
Mayotte Capécia, JE SUIS MARTINIQUAISE
Maryse Condé, LA VIE SCÉLÉRATE
Dany Laferrière, COMMENT FAIRE L'AMOUR AVEC UN NÈGRE SANS SE FATIGUER
Other texts to be provided.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Response papers: 25%. Weekly response papers.
Paper 1: 10%. Five page paper.
Mid-term exam: 10%, take-home.
Paper 2: 15%
Final exam: 15%
|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 first day of class.
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.
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