Feb 06, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

FRN 395-01 - Advanced Special Topic: Fictions of Francophone African Cities

4 credits (Spring)
Cross-listed as: SAM 395-01 .  This literature seminar will take us to several Francophone Sub-Saharan African cities to consider the complex ways in which writers and filmakers have portrayed urban Africa. Through texts and films, we will ask what it means to re-imagine the daily lives of ordinary urban dwellers in fiction. We will focus on the challenges and possibilities that African cities create or deepen. In doing so, we will strive to understand the intersections of and interstices occupied by different forms of vulnerability, including gender-based, linguistics and economic vulnerabilities, and the role of fiction in giving them a voice. Taught entirely in French. 

Prerequisite: FRN 312  or FRN 313 .
Note: Plus-2 option available.
Instructor: Tricoire