COMP 282
Introduction to Francophone Literatures
Last Offered Fall 2016
Division I Exploring Diversity Initiative
Cross-listed RLFR 203 / COMP 282 / AFR 204
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

What is the Francophone world comprised of? Who speaks French today and why? What does the idea of Francophonie really mean? Is this term really relevant? Why, how, and by whom is this idea being criticized? How does the littérature-monde manifesto fit within these interrogations? Is the French-speaking world merely a linguistic community or is it also a political, cultural, and economic project? Last but not least, why is the idea of Francophonie so important for France? We will answer these questions through the lens of literary and cinematic texts from Québec, Sénégal, Vietnam, France (l’hexagone), and Haiti among others.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 20
Expected: 20
Class#: 1792
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: presentation, journaling, final project, participation
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: RLFR 105 and above, placement exam or by permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: French majors and certificate, Africana and Comp. Lit
Distributions: Division I Exploring Diversity Initiative
Notes: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under RLFR or COMP; meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under AFR
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
RLFR 203 Division I COMP 282 Division I AFR 204 Division I
Attributes: GBST African Studies Electives
GBST Borders, Exiles + Diaspora Studies Electives

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