FREN133 CM - Africa in France: The French of African Ancestry through Text and Film

Since the late 1960s, new generations of French citizens has emerged to redefine France and Frenchness. These new generations are French citizens whose parents or grandparents were originally from North Africa or sub-Saharan Africa, yet who grew up or were born in France, often in the suburbs of major French cities. This course will focus on their experience and more broadly the experience of being African in France in the 21st Century, an experience rooted in migration and colonial history between France and the African continent. Specifically, however, we will also examine the place this new generation occupies in France today through close readings of selected literary and critical texts and through a range of media, old and new, aural and visual.

Prerequisite: FREN 044 CM  or higher.

Offered: Occasionally

Credit: 1

Course Number: FREN133 CM

This course information is from the 2021-2022 Catalog. View this catalog.

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