FREN-462 Modern Francophone Women Novelists
This course will offer students the opportunity to read nineteenth and twentieth century fiction by women authors from the Francophone world. Given the comparative approach of the course, students will be encouraged to pursue discussion of questions of transnational importance, including common themes and images (especially gender and sexuality), address questions of geographical, historical, and socio-cultural specificity. Where appropriate, feminist theory and writing practice may also be explored. Regions to be represented may include French-speaking Europe (not including France), the Maghreb, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean basin, and Quebec. Authors to be considered may include Mariama Ba, Calixthe Beyala, Nina Bouraoui, Nicole Brossard, Marie Chauvet, Andree Chedid, Maryse Conde, Assia Djebar, Louise Dupre, Aminata Sow Fall, Madeleine Gagnon, Jacqueline Harpman, Anne Hebert, Malika Mokkedem, Madeleine Monette, Gisele Pineau, Monique Proulx, Simone Schwartz-Bart, and Leila Sebbar. This course fulfills the upper-division post-1800 literature requirement for the French major. Cross-listed with Comparative Literature and Women's Studies.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: Non-Majors: FREN-151 and 1 course between 161-251, or instructor's permission. Majors: FREN-250 and FREN-251, or instructor's permission.
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