Prerequisites: 5 courses in French at the 200 level or above, or departmental approval. (First semester as needed/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.