Introduction to literary and cultural analysis through the close reading and discussion of texts united by a common theme. Taught in French.

Prereq: 21G.304, or permission of instructor


Topic for Spring 2017: Basic Themes in French Literature and Culture : Contemporary Francophone Africa: Francophonie and beyond

Interrogates the specificity of Francophone African experience. Provides an overview of the colonial history of Africa, with a particular eye to the particularities of French and Belgian modes of colonial administration. Through contemporary case studies on cultural production, politics and governance, education, urbanization, and immigration, considers extent to which there can be said to be a specifically francophone African experience. Examines political, intellectual, and artistic projects arguing for the conceptualization of African being and African futures beyond linguistic groupings. Course taught in French.

Instructor: A. Edoh