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FREN 4465 Between Nature and Culture: Caribbean Literature and the Environment (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

The flora and fauna of tropical landscapes, lushness of the mangroves, the flow of great rivers, the crashing waves of the Atlantic, the heights of mountainous lands, the shock of natural disasters—the natural world is an important site of Caribbean artistic and cultural production. Applying eco-criticism to the field of francophone Caribbean literature, the goal of this class is to examine the ways that fiction explores the relationship between literature and the environment in the Francophone Caribbean context. We will read novels by canonical authors from Haiti, Guadeloupe and Martinique in which nature plays a dominant and transformative role


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Régine Michelle Jean-Charles

Prerequisites: Two courses from the following FREN3305, FREN3306, FREN3307, FREN3308, FREN3309

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Comments: Conducted in French


Last Updated: 19-Feb-14