Nov 29, 2023
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.
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. This course is cross-listed with WGS 301 .
Course taught in French. Cross listed with WGS 331
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