FREN-476 French Caribbean Literature and Identities
This course focuses on the French Caribbean Islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique and proposes to explore the historical, political, cultural, and linguistic conditions of the emergence and development of Francophone Caribbean Literature. We will focus on the following question: How can the diverse identity models created and proposed by Caribbean authors attempt to resolve the question of their double and sometimes triple heritage (African, French, Indian, Chinese, and Native American)? The controversial and unstable notions of Negritude, Antillanit?, and Cr?olit? will be used as tools, as well as objects of study. Cross-listed with the Comparative Literature program. This course fulfills the upper-division post-1800 literature requirement for the French major.
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