Prerequisites: 5 courses in French at the 200 level or above, or departmental approval. (3 credits)
In this course, students will examine works by contemporary women writers from the French-
speaking world, including North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and North
America. We will consider how questions of gender and race are experienced and expressed by
these women and how their various cultures influence this expression. Topics of discussion will
include marriage and polygamy, slavery, political and social upheavals and racial difference.