Postcolonialism : Francophone Literatures
This course aims at examining the fundamentals of postcolonial theories, with emphasis on how they relate to the Francophone world. It will look at how major concepts of postcolonialism, first elaborated in the former British colonies, may be relevant in countries that experienced French domination. Its ultimate purpose will be to establish a dialogue between fiction and theory, then will determine the modalities of a coherent Francophone postcolonial identity in a global world. It will focus on the following issues that now shape postcolonial identities: colonialism, history, education, language, the body, sexuality and feminism.
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The Department takes into account the quality of students' French as one of the criteria in the evaluation of assignments and examinations. A minimum of 20% of the grade will be allocated to this aspect of written assignments.
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