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FREN 4473 Haiti Cherie: Haitian Literature and Culture (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course will focus on the formation of a Haitian literary tradition, along with the historic and cultural factors that have influenced them. We will consider the major movements and themes, such as the 19th century literary movements, the politics of literature, and the role of the Haitian diaspora. How has Haitian literature developed over the years? How have socioeconomic, historical, and political factors been represented? How have Haitian writers taken on the question of language in their writing? Using a chronological approach to chart a timeline of Haitian literature, we will observe various cultural trends in relation to history.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Regine Jean-Charles

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

Cross listed with: AADS3322

Comments: Conducted in French


Last Updated: 21-Feb-14