20th-Century Franco-Caribbean Literature and the Search for Identity|
Spring 2021 not offered
AFAM 223, AMST 226, FREN 225, LAST 220|
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Certificate, Caribbean Studies Minor|
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.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)(AMST)(CBST-MN)(COL)(CSCT)(FGSS)(FRST-MN)(FRST)(LAST)(RMST)
Césaire, CAHIER D'UN RETOUR AU PAYS NATAL (1939)
Condé, Maryse, TRAVERSEE DE LA MANGROVE (1989)
Condé, Maryse. LE COEUR A RIRE ET A PLEURER: CONTES VRAIS DE MON ENFANCE.
Additional texts (fiction and theory) by L-G. Damas, D. Laferriere, Edouard Glissant, Frantz Fanon, Jean Bernabe, etc. will be provided.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Several short papers, final paper, oral presentations.
|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 introductory course intended for students who have just completed FREN 215 or not taken more than one course in French beyond 215 and not yet studied abroad in a French-speaking country. 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. Students who are not admitted to the course through pre-registration are strongly encouraged to submit an enrollment request and attend the first class.
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