RLFR 307
Building Francophone Cities: Literature, Art and History Fall 2022
Division I Difference, Power, and Equity
Cross-listed COMP 308
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Through literature, visual art, and urban history, this class will engage with the remarkable histories, presents and imagined futures of five Francophone cities: Casablanca (Morocco), Algiers (Algeria), Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Fort-de-France (Martinique) and Port-au-Prince (Haiti). We will learn about their colonial foundations and postcolonial transformations while paying attention to how these urban spaces and their people and histories are represented and imagined by poetry, novels, and visual art. (Conducted in French)
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 18
Expected: 15
Class#: 1426
Grading: yes pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Active participation, weekly 1-page response papers, midterm 5-page paper, final project (oral presentation and 8-page paper).
Prerequisites: RLFR 105 or above, or by permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: French majors or certificate students, Comp. Lit. majors
Distributions: Division I Difference, Power, and Equity
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
COMP 308 Division I RLFR 307 Division I
DPE Notes: This course examines the French colonial history and postcolonial futures of five major Francophone cities and pays particular attention to questions of representation of class, race and gender in the historical, literary and visual record.

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