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  • FRS 102 - Francophone Detective Fiction
    This course, taught in English, examines popular culture across the Francophone world through the study of detective fiction, considering the subversive potential of the noir genre as well as its popular appeal. Attention will also be given to the representation of the French detective in television and film in Francophone and in Anglo-American culture. In this introductory course, students will develop their knowledge of research tools and critical approaches including semiotic, feminist and postcolonial theory.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Liberal Studies: LL
  • FRS 501 - Women and the Arts in 19th Century France
    This course, taught in English, will introduce students to the works and intellectual lives of female artists, musicians, actresses and writers in 19th century France. It will examine figures such as Camille Claudel, Berthe Morisot, Sarah Bernhardt, George Sand and Rachilde and explore the question of women's creativity in the face of widespread social disapproval of their artistic careers.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Liberal Studies: UL
  • FRS 502 - Feminism and French Literature
    This course, taught in English, introduces students to feminist theory and literature in the Francophone world, particularly the movement known as French feminism. Students will analyze literary works, manifestos and theoretical writings by Francophone authors such as Simone de Beauvoir, Hélène Cixous, Annie Ernaux, and Fatima Mernissi. Topics include French feminist history and the impact of existentialism, psychoanalysis, Marxism, gender studies, and post-colonialism on French feminist thought and literature.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Liberal Studies: UL
  • FRS 602 - French Caribbean Literature and Culture
    This course, taught in English, will focus on the literature, culture and arts of the Francophone Caribbean (Martinique, Guadeloupe, Haiti). Issues of colonialism and postcolonialism, slavery and freedom, exile and immigration, tensions between race and gender, between languages (French and Creole) will be examined through poetry, novels, storytelling, theater, music and film analysis. Readings include major authors such as Césaire (father of negritude), Condé, Schwartz-Bart, Chamoiseau, J.J. Dominique.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Liberal Studies: UL
  • FRS 606 - Franco. Lit. Middle East, N. Africa
    This course, taught in English, presents francophone works from the post-colonial period in the Middle East and North Africa. Students will study fiction by major authors such as Driss Chraibi, Tahar Ben Jelloun, and Assia Djebar using a socio-historical approach. They will examine the impact of major upheavals from the Franco-Algerian War to the Arab Spring and its aftermath. Topics include cultural and linguistic hybridity, orientalism, religious diversity, gender and sexuality, trauma, exile and diaspora.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Liberal Studies: UL
    Antirequisites: FRE 605