FREN 301 Arab Francophone Works

An introduction to late 20th-century Francophone literary works (short stories, a novel, poetry) and films, from the Levant (Lebanon, Syria) and North Africa (Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco). The course underlines the diversity of this part of the world, the various ways in which French is used, and its relation to the native tongue-Arabic. The Arab Spring and questions of cultural/national identity are also examined. Among authors studied are Tahar Ben Jelloun (Morocco) and Lamia Ziadé.

Credits

4 units

Prerequisite

FREN 202

Core Requirements Met

  • Regional Focus