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The lecture notes, PowerPoint slides and handouts will be made available here to students after each class. On this page, there are also links to supplementary reading.

 

TERM 2 Week 10: Ananda Devi, Le Sari vert

General documents
Further Reading

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
TERM 2 Week 9: Ananda Devi, Le Sari vert

General documents
Further Reading

 
 
 
   
 Seminar questions Further Reading on A. Devi
“Feminine” Desire in Ananda Devi's Narrative’

TERM 2 Week 8: Axel Gauvin, Train fou 

General documents
Further Reading

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TERM 2 Week 7: Axel Gauvin, Train fou

General documents
Further Reading

 
 
 
   
 Seminar Material  

TERM 2 Week 5: Library session: led by Kate Courage (French Studies Academic Support Librarian). The session will take place in the Experimental Teaching Space (in the Teaching Grid, floor 2 of the Library).

General documents
Further Reading
 
 

Essay Writing Conventions (including links to information on paragraphing, incorporating quotations into your text, plagiarism, common errors etc)
 

 

TERM 2 Week 4: Daniel Maximin, L'Île et une nuit

General documents
Further Reading
 
Callaloo , Vol. 16, No. 2 (Spring, 1993), pp. 466-481.
 
 
   

 

TERM 2 Week 3: Daniel Maximin, L'Île et une nuit

General documents
Further Reading
Seminar questions
 
 
 
 
 

 

TERM 2 Week 2: Patrick Chamoiseau, L'Esclave vieil homme et le molosse
General documents
Further Reading
 
 
   
   
   

 

TERM 2 Week 1: Patrick Chamoiseau, L'Esclave vieil homme et le molosse
General documents
Further Reading
 
 
 
 

 

Week 10: Leïla Sebbar, La Seine était rouge, Paris octobre 1961
General documents
Further Reading
Seminar Questions
Battle of Algiers website including articles, reviews, audio and film trailer.
 
   

 

Week 9: Leïla Sebbar, La Seine était rouge, Paris octobre 1961 
General documents
Further Reading
Seminar questions Weeks 9&10
 
 Powerpoint
 Handout Lecture Weeks 9&10  
   

 

Week 8: Tahar Ben Jelloun, La Nuit sacrée
General documents
Further Reading
Further reading
Jaggi Maya. "Voices of the Maghreb:" (Interview with Tahar Ben Jelloun) The Guardian Online. Saturday 6 May 2006.
 
Research in African Literatures, Volume 37, Number 4, Winter 2006, pp. 136-160.
PPP presentation week 8  
Handout  
Week 7: Tahar Ben Jelloun, La Nuit sacrée
General documents
Further Reading
Further reading
The French Review , Vol. 72, No. 4 (Mar., 1999), pp. 730-741.

 
seminar q La Nuit Sacrée  
Handout  
Powerpoint  

 

Week 5: Tierno Monénembo, Le Roi de Kahel
General documents
Further Reading
Seminar Preparation
Gasster, Susan. "The Novels of Tierno Monenembo: A World in Disintegration."
Callaloo , Vol. 15, No. 4 (Autumn, 1992), pp. 1110-1112.
Powerpoint  
lecture handout  

 

 

 

Week 4: Tierno Monénembo, Le Roi de Kahel

 

General documents
Further Reading

Seminar Preparation

Powerpoint

 

Handout Lecture Week 4

see short film on Cheikh Anta Diop:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl7FKb4NPiI

Seminar Questions

 

 

Week 3: Sony Labou Tansi, L'Anté-peuple

 

General documents
Further Reading
Lecture 3 Sony LB outline  
powerpoint lecture  
Sony LT Hernie et honte  
Sony LT: 'Kinshasa ne sera jamais'  
Mobutu, roi du Zaïre (1999) by Thierry Michel

 

Week 2: Sony Labou Tansi, L'Anté-peuple

 

General documents
Further Reading
 
Delas, Daniel, and Christopher Rivers. "Francophone Literary Studies in France: Analyses and Reflections." Yale French Studies. No. 103, French and Francophone: The Challenge of Expanding Horizons (2003), pp. 43-54.
Lecture 2 handout  
powerpoint week 2  
 Powerpoint Seminar  
New York Times Article  
Seminar Weeks 2 & 3  

 

Week 1: Francophone Postcolonial Literatures - Context and Introduction

 

General documents
Further Reading
 
Conley, Tom "From Detail to Periphery: All French Literature is Francophone." Yale French Studies. No. 103, French and Francophone: The Challenge of Expanding Horizons (2003), pp. 166-176.
General Handout  Article by Michel Le Bris on 'Littérature-Monde'
powerpoint week 1
Seminar Questions  

 

 

Senegal 

Podcasts

Prof. Dominique Aurelia (UAG, Martinique): "La nouvelle écriture féminine de la Caraïbe
francophone
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