FREN 4454 Contemporary Francophone Women Writers (Fall: 3 )
This course explores the specificity of francophone women's writing in a contemporary context, examining narratives from a wide variety of geographic locations including the Caribbean, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. The question of genealogy is central to this course as we attempt to delineate a matrilineal francophone literary tradition. As such we will also consider these narratives in relation to feminist theory, history, socio-cultural politics, culture and ethnicity. Some of the themes we will study include silence and voice, the female body, mother-daughter relationships, migration and immigration, and canon formation.
Instructor(s): Regine Jean-Charles
Prerequisites: Two courses from the following: FREN3305, FREN3306, FREN3307, FREN3308, FREN3309
Cross listed with:
Conducted in French
Elective for French major or minor
Last Updated: 07-Jan-16