Orientalism and Exoticism (FRE4808.02)

Stephen Shapiro

This class will focus on how French and Francophone cultures have imagined and represented non-westerners and, in particular the civilization of the Middle East, the Maghreb, and Africa. We will study the visual arts, literature (Abdellah Taia and Maryse Condé), and film with a thematic focus on the issues of race and sexuality. Theoretical and critical texts will also inform our work. Conducted in French. Intermediate High level.

Prerequisites: Previous study of French appropriate to the intermediate high level. Instructor's Permission.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 2
Th 1:40PM-5:20PM (2nd seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

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