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FREN 437 (IT) Female Voices in African Literature and Film (1)

This course surveys the literature and culture produced by African men and women in the last four decades focusing on female voicing and representation. How do African feminisms deal with issues of female subjecthood and agency in local contexts where culture, politics, social institutions and language are ensconced within dominant male narratives? How do African feminist discourses negotiate the strictures and structures of feminist internationalism while maintaining a specific African inflection?

Mode of Inquiry: Interpreting Texts

Prerequisite: FREN 340 or consent of instructor

  • Offering: Alternate springs
  • Instructor: Fofana