FRENCH 365 - African Studies (Sub-Saharan)
Fall 2021, Section 001 - Power and Protest in African Literature
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: French (FRENCH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
FRENCH 235 or RCLANG 320 and two courses in FRENCH numbered 250-299; or two courses in RCLANG 320 and one course in FRENCH numbered 250-299.
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Francophone African literature is replete with protests. Protests against imperialism, dictatorship, gender inequality, religious and linguistic oppression, and stereotypical representations of the continent. What can these fictional representations of protests teach us about the nature of power and strategies of resistance? How have these texts inspired protests beyond the page and the screen? We will examine these questions through novels, short stories, and film adaptations by Aminata Sow Fall, Véronique Tadjo, Ousmane Sembène, and others.

Class Format:

For Fall 2021: Wednesday will be an “online day” (implementing student-centered activities), and Monday will be an “in-person day” (implementing instructor-centered activities or assessments).


FRENCH 365 - African Studies (Sub-Saharan)
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001 (REC)
M 2:30PM - 4:00PM
W 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: For Fall 2021: Wednesday will be an ?online day? (implementing student-centered activities), and Monday will be an ?in-person day? (implementing instructor-centered activities or assessments).

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