Women's Voices Francophone Wld
This course will study women's discourse in novels from the Francophone world: North-Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, Vietnam, and Québec. We will examine the emergence of a literary corpus by Francophone women writers outside Europe and their writing processes. Authors may include: Mariama Bâ, Calixthe Beyala, Maryse Condé, Anne Hébert, Leïla Sebbar, and Kim Lefèvre. We will consider the ways in which gender is constructed and presented in analyzed texts. Marriage, family, polygamy, love, confinement, education, politics, social class, and cultural identity will be discussed. (FREN 0221 or by waiver) 3 hrs. lect./disc.