2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
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2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FREN 164 - Haiti and the French Antilles


This course examines the societies, cultures and literatures of Haiti, Guadeloupe, Martinique and French Guyana. It begins by tracing the history of the area, including the consequences of the French Revolution in Haiti and the rest of the Caribbean. The course then goes on to explore the cultures of the region, notably the cultural links with both ancestral Africa and France, the status of the Creole language, Haitian vodun, Haitian visual arts, and French Antillean carnival practices. The course also discusses topics such as gender relations, emigration and diaspora, Haiti’s political trajectory since independence, and the political status of the French Caribbean territories.

 

 

Prerequisites: FREN 131 or above, or permission.

Anticipated Terms Offered: Periodically

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