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French and Francophone Studies
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FREN 155
Reading Otherness in the French Enlightenment
Fall

This course focuses on the perception and construction of Otherness (gendered, racialized, and sexual) in the political and philosophical discourses of the 17th and 18th centuries. In addition to reading canonical writers, such as Montesquieu, Voltaire, Diderot and Rousseau, we will also examine how the movement manifests itself in less “philosophical” forms, including Moliere's Les Femmes savantes, Les Contes de Perrault and Olympe de Gouges’s L’Esclavage des noirs. Perspectives include cultural anthropology, critical race theory, feminism, the philosophy of education and political theory.
Offered every third year beginning 2019-20.

Course Credit:
3

Instructor(s):
Audrey Calefas-Strebelle

Prerequisite:
FREN 101 or FREN 102

Note(s):
Limit fifteen students.

Meets the following Core Curriculum (or Gen Ed requirement(s)):
Meets the following Gen Ed requirement(s): Historical Perspectives, Meets the following Core Curriculum requirement(s): Critical Analysis, International Perspectives, Language Other than English

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Last Updated: 6/23/17