FREN 4466 Francophone Sub-Saharan Cinema (Spring: 3 )
This course proposes to explore Francophone Sub-Saharan cinema—from its birth until the present day—as a means of reflecting, depicting and constructing national and personal identity. We will investigate the works of major representatives of Sub-Saharan cinema, placing them in their historical, cultural and aesthetic contexts and analyzing them from the following perspectives: colonialism, post-colonialism, modernity vs. traditions, personal alienation and quest for self, African women's identity, and African cinematographic identity.
Instructor(s): Larysa Smirnova
Last Updated: 21-Feb-14