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FREN0395

Women's Voices Francophone Wld

Women's Voices from the Francophone World
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.
Subject:
French
Department:
French
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL CMP LIT LNG
Equivalent Courses:
WAGS0395

Sections

Fall 2008

FREN0395A-F08 Seminar (Crouzieres-Ingenthron)

Spring 2004

FREN0395A-S04 Lecture (Crouzieres-Ingenthron)