Middlebury

FREN 0332

Body Politics & French Fiction

Body Politics in Francophone Fictions
How do political, social, and cultural forces shape women’s experience of and beliefs about their own bodies? In this course we will analyze the social construction of women’s bodies through the very intimate lens of the family in contemporary Francophone fictions. We will see that personal power weighs as much as institutional and disciplinary powers on the degree of control young women retain over their bodies. Students will also learn to define and analyze the historical, political and socio-cultural conditions surrounding these representations. Authors will include Duras, Beti, Condé, Lahens, and Marouane. (FREN 0220-0230 or by waiver) 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
French
Department:
French
Division:
Languages
Requirements Fulfilled:
AMR CMP LIT LNG
Equivalent Courses:
GSFS 0332

Sections

Fall 2019

FREN0332A-F19 Lecture

Fall 2018

FREN0332A-F18 Lecture (Sainte-Claire)