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20th-Century Franco-Caribbean Literature and the Search for Identity

FREN 225
Fall 2010 not offered
Crosslisting: AFAM 223, AMST 226, COL 225, LAST 220, FGSS 222
Certificates: Social, Cultural and Critical Theory

This course investigates how 20th-century Francophone literature from the Caribbean defines Caribbean identity. Through a study of literary texts, films, and paintings from Guadeloupe, Martinique, Haiti, Guyana, and Louisiana, we will explore the evolution of Caribbean self-definition, focusing on the major concepts of Negritude, Antillanite, Creolite, and Louisianitude.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Students will interpret, speak and write about texts (understood as literary, pictorial, filmic, journalistic etc.) in French written by and about the French-speaking communities of Caribbean origins in the Caribbean, North America (Louisiana, NY, and Québec), and Europe. Students will discuss and compare theories of identity (root identity, rhizome identity, creole identity, multicultural identity, hyphenated identity, diaspora identity etc.)
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RLAN
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(AMST)(CBST-MN)(COL)(CSCT)(FGSS)(FRST-MN)(FRST)(LAST)(RMST)

Last Updated on SEP-22-2023
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