Special Topics in French and Francophone Studies

Examines selected topics in French and francophone studies. Content varies by semester and instructor.

The body moves across the landscape, works the land, sways to render art palpable, and pauses for respite. We will scrutinize the literary, artistic, and cultural productions of Martinique, Guadeloupe, and Haiti in relationship to the body. This course asks students to consider the status and repercussions of a body in its socio-political context and mediated by theories of the body, as well as critical race theories. Our intervention would be incomplete without visual components and, as such, will incorporate still images and short films. Taught in French.

In this course, we will analyze the format and content of texts centering around childhood narratives and memoirs. Starting with the premise that playing is learning, we will examine stories that center around adventures and the lessons they bring to both characters and readers. These learning opportunities often present essential information that forms the individual’s identity as well as prepares them for the communities they are entering.

Course taught in French.

Requisites: Prerequisites, FREN 300 and one of the following: FREN 255260, or 262.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit; may be repeated in the same term for different topics; 9 total credits. 3 total completions.