Contes et identités francophones

FREN 0720D S01 [CRN: 17306]

An introduction to the French-speaking world through folk- and fairy tales, we will examine how folktales have been used to define national and ethnic identities in France, Sénégal, the Caribbean, Louisiana, and Canada and consider how the study and rewriting of these traditions have redefined these identities. We will explore these questions by studying tale-types from all of the above regions, tales specific to each, and literary reworkings of folktales by writers, including d'Aulnoy, Perrault, Nothomb, Ben Jelloun, Diop, and Chamoiseau. Prerequisites: 5 on Advanced Placement testing, 700 and above SAT II, or instructor's permission. Taught in French. FYS WRIT
Fall 2017
11:00 - 11:50 Mon, Wed, Fri - from Sep 6, 2017 to Dec 21, 2017