Francophone Uses of America in Literature and Film|
FIST 286, FRST 226|
Whether conspicuous or faint, references to America are often present in francophone films and literatures. This course will explore and analyze some of the many references to America in francophone arts (literature and film) to try to understand the complex relationship that many Francophone regions have with American culture. How does Francophone art represent America? What is represented, and to what end? What do these representations say about how different Francophone regions (France, Belgium, the Caribbean) view the United States? Are references to America a by-product of the Americanization of Francophone cultures or an innocent cultural reference?
Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Students will interpret, discuss, and write about texts and films by Francophone artists that all approach America from different cultural and political perspectives.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Texts by Chateaubriand (France), Edouard Glissant (Martinique), Dany Laferriere (Haiti/Quebec), Maryse Conde (Guadeloupe), Marie Redonnet (France), Monique Larue (Quebec), and films from Belgium, France, Haiti/Quebec, Senegal, as well as articles from Baudrillard, Mathy etc.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two small papers (4-5 pages), one essay (7 pages), two to three in-class group presentations, reading preparation for each class.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Class discussions and papers in English.
Only COL majors can take this course as non-graded.
|Instructor(s): Leservot,Typhaine Times: .M...F. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: BTFDC314; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 4||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 9||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 5||FR: 5|
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