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Fall 2019 Comparative Literature: French GU4716 section 001
Francophone Romance Love, Sex, Intimacy
Francophone Romance

Call Number 10234
Day & Time
W 4:10pm-6:00pm
507 Philosophy Hall
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Madeleine Dobie
Course Description The forms of domination and violence that have characterized the phenomenon of empire have always been interwoven with desire and various forms of intimacy. Personal relationships have been vectors of colonial power as well as sites of resistance. In this course we consider various ways in which love, desire and intimacy have emerged as questions in the French colonial context. The course covers a broad historical and geographic span stretching from the age of plantation slavery to the era of decolonization and from the Caribbean and Louisiana to Vietnam and Africa. We consider both the transmission of categories and practices across colonial contexts and historical transitions and regional specificities. The course methodology is interdisciplinary, drawing on insights from history, sociology and law. The primary lens is, however, be that of literature, a medium in which the personal dimensions of empire have often found expression. We consider how recurrent themes and figures of colonial desire and intimacy have taken shape across different genres and registers of writing. 
Web Site Vergil
Department French and Romance Philology
Enrollment 18 students (20 max) as of 4:07PM Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Subject Comparative Literature: French
Number GU4716
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20193CLFR4716W001

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