Brown University shieldBrown University

Au-delà de l’Europe: La France et le monde au XVIIe siècle

FREN 2130H S01 [CRN: 15800]

In the 17th century, contact with the Middle East, India, the Far East, North and South America, and the Caribbean profoundly changed the ways the French understood themselves and their place in the world. We will study 17th-century depictions of the non-Western world in travel narratives, early ethnographic writing, drama, and fiction, including representations of religious difference, race, slavery, gender, and Orientalism. Readings: Bernier, Champlain, Choisy, Le Code noir, Galland, Marie de l’Incarnation, Les Mille et une nuits, Molière, Montaigne, Racine, the Relations des Jésuites de la Nouvelle-France, Scudéry, Tavernier. Theoretical readings by Anderson, Chakrabarty, Glissant, Said, i.a. In French.
Fall 2017
15:00 - 17:30 Fri - from Sep 6, 2017 to Dec 21, 2017