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Spring 2012-2013
* FRE 371 (LA)   No Audit

World Literatures in French

F. Nick Nesbitt

A survey of the literature of decolonization in the Francophone world. The focus will be on the invention of a critical and militant literature in 1950s and 60s North and West Africa, the Caribbean, and Viet Nam. Texts will include poetry, essays, novels, and films.

Sample reading list:
Aimé Césaire, Discours sur le colonialisme
Frantz Fanon, Les damnés de la terre
Édouard Glissant, La Lézarde
Ho Chi Minh, Textes
Sembène Ousmane, Les bouts de bois de Dieu
Jean-Paul Sartre, Le Colonialisme est un système
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
About 200 pages of reading per week, and two papers of approximately 2000 words each.

Requirements/Grading:
Take Home Final Exam - 20%
Papers - 30%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
200-level French class or permission of Instructor..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41558 C01 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm M W   East Pyne Building   027   Enrolled:4 Limit:18