[FREN 280] Caribbean Literature in French
Reading some of the most acclaimed literary works and critical essays written by French Caribbean writers from Négritude to Créolité, we will focus on the themes, motifs, symbols, and other literary devices used to articulate their reflections, dilemmas, perplexities, and choices. The literary production of French Caribbean intellectuals has revealed an original poetics and a political consciousness, both challenging the French literary traditions and revising French history. Some of the themes include [neo]colonialism, hybridity, identity, authenticity, [re]writing “Caribbeanness.”
Caribbean Literature in French
Prerequisite: French 240 or consent of instructor.