COMP 283
Haitian and French Caribbean Literatures and Films
Last Offered Fall 2016
Division I Exploring Diversity Initiative
Cross-listed RLFR 261 / COMP 283 / AFR 261
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

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Over the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, authors and filmmakers have questioned prevalent representations of the Creole and French-speaking Caribbean such as the idea of Haiti as the First Black republic and the poorest nation in the Western hemisphere and and of Martinique and Guadeloupe as the “French” Caribbean. They have also interrogated their forebears by reclaiming modernity, reframing History, and telling “intimist” stories (Ferly). This course focuses on the diverging paths by Haitian and French Caribbean literatures (short stories, play, poem, novels) and film (short, feature and documentaries) as critical interventions that bring into focus slavery, identity, exile, migration, imperialism, culture, and (non) sovereignty.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 15
Expected: 10
Class#: 1799
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: in-class discussions, journaling, steps towards final project, final project and presentation
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: French majors, French certificate, Africana and Comparative Literature students
Enrollment Preferences: 105 and above, French majors, French certificate, Africana and Comparative Literature students
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 261 Division I COMP 283 Division I AFR 261 Division I
Attributes: FMST Core Courses

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