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Course Catalog 2020-2021 
Course Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FR 331 - Other Voices, Other Stories: Great Works by Women from France and the Francophone World

In this course we study novels and short stories by contemporary women writers whose work defies traditional literary forms and introduces new modes of expression, whether as narrative experiments, figures of discourse or alternative texts” the body, for example, as metaphor or “text.” We explore how these writers respond to marginalization, subjugation or oppression through literature and how their stories operate on a political level. The course begins with a short introduction to French feminist theory. Authors may include Cixous, Leclerc, Duras, Letessier, Ernaux, Djébar, Tadjo, Bâ, Sow Fall. This course is part of connection 23006 (Sexuality). This course is cross listed with WGS 331 .

Before enrolling in a 300-level course, students should have completed at least two of the required courses at the 200-level (FR 235, FR 236, and FR 245).  Prerequisites may be waived by the instructor for students with special preparation.

Credits 1

Course taught in French. Cross listed with WGS 331  



Arts and Humanities

Beyond the West

Compass Attributes
Global Honors, Humanities, Taylor and Lane Scholars