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French and Francophone Studies
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FREN 170
Debunking Orientalist Stereotypes: Asian Writings in French
Fall

A critical examination of the representation of "Asia" in the French colonial imaginary and the ways in which francophone Asian writers from China, India, Mauritius and the Caribbean contest these stereotypes in their postcolonial writings. Topics covered include Asian engagements with francophonie and language, war, diaspora, exile, immigration, colonial mythologies, and the structural violence of coloniality. Authors include François Chen, Gao Xingjian, Khal Torabully, Ananda Devi, K. Madavane, and Laure Moutoussamy, among others
Offered every third year beginning 2019-20.

Course Credit:
4

Instructor(s):
Brinda Mehta

Prerequisite:
FREN 100

Note(s):
Limit fifteen students.

Meets the following Core Curriculum (or Gen Ed requirement(s)):
Meets the following Core Curriculum requirement(s): International Perspectives, Language Other than English, Race, Gender & Power

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