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FREN0394

New French Identities

New French Identities: Black and Beur Expression
This course will focus on second-generation children of immigrants from the Caribbean, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, and will examine the problems of the (re)construction of the self, gender identity, relationship to family and country of origin, the role of the French educational system, and the challenges of social adaptation, stereotypes, and cultural ghettoes. We will analyze the historical, social, and political events that have shaped the identities of this young generation in France, as reflected in literature and film. Readings and films may include works by Allouache, Begag, Beyala, Diome, Dridi, Mabanckou, Pineau, and Sebbar. 3 hrs lect./disc. (FREN 0221 or by waiver)
Subject:
French
Department:
French
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL CMP LIT LNG

Sections

Spring 2012

FREN0394A-S12 Lecture (Crouzieres-Ingenthron)

Spring 2005

FREN0394A-S05 Lecture (Crouzieres-Ingenthron)