Middlebury

FREN 6623

Hist in French Caribbean Lit

History in French Caribbean Literature
This course studies the period of post-colonial literary history of Caribbean and French West Indies literatures through the famous novels of Patrick Chamoiseau, Maryse Condé, Dany Laferrière and Gisèle Pineau. The narratives of these francophone writers examine the problems of identity of the people born in the Caribbean (Haiti, Guadeloupe or Martinique) trying to deal with ideologies of liberation or progress. We will analyze anti-colonial figures (both men and women) and aspects of the Creole language in these works of art.

Required texts:
• Patrick Chamoiseau, Texaco, Gallimard/Folio, ISBN: 978-0-679-75175-5
• Maryse Condé, Moi, Tituba sorcière, noire de Salem, Gallimard/Folio ISBN: 978-0-679-75175-5
• Dany Laferrière, Pays sans chapeau, Serpent à plumes/Motifs ISBN: 978-2843048296
• Gisèle Pineau, Chair Piment, Gallimard/Folio, ISBN: 978-2-07-031548-2
Subject:
French
Department:
French
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Literature

Sections

Summer 2021 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

FREN6623A-L21 Lecture (Fonkoua)

Summer 2014 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

FREN6623A-L14 Lecture (Fonkoua)

Summer 2013, LS 6 Week Session

FREN6623A-L13 Lecture (Fonkoua)