Middlebury

FREN 0224

Travelers and Migrants

Travelers and Migrants in French and Francophone Literature
Multiple forms of traveling emerged with the expansion of the French empire, from colonial ventures to forced migration. In this course we will study how writers represent such experiences. We will discuss fictions that focus on mobility, passages, and border-crossing, and question what these fictions reveal about the cultures in contact. How do travel and migration narratives reconfigure the relation between here and there, self and other, the individual and the community? Studying literary texts in their historical contexts will allow us to discuss varied topics, such as nationhood, slavery, exoticism, identity, and difference, as well as to explore several artistic movements that have shaped French and Francophone culture. Writers will include Montesquieu, Balzac, Baudelaire, Madame de Staël, Gide, Césaire, Glissant, and Sinha. (FREN 0209, 0210 or placement) 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
French
Department:
French
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP EUR LIT

Sections

Spring 2020

FREN0224A-S20 Seminar (Weber)

Fall 2018

FREN0224A-F18 Seminar (Weber)
FREN0224B-F18 Seminar (Weber)