FRE 336H1F

Postcolonialism : Francophone Literatures

Description :

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, memory, education, language, sexuality and feminism.  

Required Texts :

Aimé Césaire, Discours sur le colonialisme, Paris, Présence Africaine, 2000 (1970) ; Léonora Miano, Red in Blue Trilogie, Paris, L’Arche, 2015 ; Marie-Célie Agnant, Le livre d’Emma, Montréal, Remue-Ménage, 2019 (2001). 

Assignmenets and Evaluation :

Quizz 1 (15%), Vidéo présentation (15%), Quiz 2 (15%) Réflexion (15%), Essai final (30%), évaluation globale (10%) 

Prerequisite :

FRE 240H1/FRE245H, FRE241H1/FRE246H1.