Course Description

ONLINE: How do Francophone women authors depict the society of their times? What do they write about tradition, submission, emancipation, inclusion? In this course taught entirely in French, five Francophone women authors, two from France, two from Senegal and one Acadian from New Brunswick, Canada, will give us a good idea of what it was like to live in the 19th and 20th centuries. For each author, a biography and a background of historical events and societal traits of their time will be provided. We will examine selected passages from novels by these five authors to ascertain what they said about life in particular times and places in Francophone cultures. For lack of time, we will not read whole novels, though students will be encouraged to do so. Even though we will be studying women authors, men will be the protagonists of some novels. By the end of the course, it is hoped that participants will see society through a whole new perspective and ponder whether it has evolved over time. | Lecture + Q&A, Facilitated discussion.

Max enrollment: 14.

Class sessions are recorded.

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Section Title
Regards de Femmes: Sur la Societe en Mouvance
Online - Zoom
1:30PM to 2:45PM
Sep 14, 2023 to Nov 16, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes

Class sessions are recorded.

Please note: This course will be conducted in French. A high-intermediate level of fluency in French is a must to be able to participate in the course. The required text can be purchased online. The instructor will provide all the other documents on her website.

Required reading:
Mariama Bâ, "Une Si Longue Lettre" (9782842612894)

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