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Title: Francophone Science Fiction
Course Section Number: FRE-377-01
Department: French
Description: In this course, we will study the francophone speculative narrative with works produced by writers and filmmakers hailing from various regions of the French-speaking world among which Cameroon, Canada, Egypt, and Congo Brazzaville. We will explore acclaimed works by Andre Alexis, Kerri Sakamoto, Jean-Pierre Békolo, Karoline Georges, Sony Labou Tansi, and Emmanuel Dongala. Most of these intellectuals have multicultural backgrounds due to travel, migration, or multilingualism. As we work to differentiate the speculative Francophone narrative from the other fictional genres, in particular the realist genre, we will also see if the authors' rich and diverse backgrounds lead to unique spins and approaches to the speculative genre, investigate how the Francophone speculative genre may read humans' interface with technology, and examine what national and global futuristic previsions the francophone authors may have for the reader. Taught in French.
Credits: 1.00
Start Date: January 17, 2022
End Date: May 7, 2022
Meeting Information: 01/18/2022-05/05/2022 Lecture Tuesday, Thursday 09:45AM - 11:00AM, Detchon, Room 220
Faculty: Pouille, Adrien

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