Their films, their books, their work, their lives have marked and shaped other lives, and still do. This course will focus on selected works of French women creators – authors, choreographers, stand-up comedians, scholars, etc. We will explore a variety of genres and forms of expressions. Readings include excerpts from Histoire de ma vie (George Sand, 1855), Le deuxième sexe (Simone de Beauvoir, 1949), and La discrétion (Guène 2021). Moreover, course materials include a performance, Les Indes galantes (Dembélé, 2020), and a documentary, Nous (Diop, 2021). Students will also learn from their live discussions with Maboula Soumahoro, creator of the Black History Month/Journées Africana in France, and Mame-Fatou Niang whose documentary, Mariannes noires (2017) presents several of the “créatrices” studied in this course. Written assignments and oral presentations will help students improve their reading, speaking and writing skills in French. Advanced level. Conducted in French.
❖ effectively communicate ideas in the target language, both orally and in writing
❖ understand, situate, evaluate, and critique various types of discourse within multiple contexts
❖ analyze the ideas and the concepts from the perspectives of the culture studied
❖ raise valid and rational questions and analyze the questions from the perspective of the culture they study
❖ form ideas and opinions based on their research and logically state and express their thoughts coherently and cohesively in the target language
❖ conduct research independently
Delivery Method: Remotely accessible
Prerequisites: At least one class at the Intermediate High level in French or permission of the instructor.
Corequisites: Attend 2 CSL Series events
Course Level: 4000-level
M/Th 10:00AM - 11:50AM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 18
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years
Categories: All courses , French , Remotely Accessible
Tags: Writing , film , French , culture , Critical Thinking , feminism , race , speaking , women