Course Spotlight: French 285 and French 947

Looking for courses this fall? Check out French 285 (undergraduate) and French 947 (graduate).


French 285:

We will explore how women from different regions from the Global South (with a specific focus on North and Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East) gain agency through literature, movies, comics, and songs, contesting different forms of domination, exclusion, and injustice, based on gender, race, class, and religion. The course is taught in English.


French 947:

Nous analyserons les conditions socio-culturelles ainsi que les enjeux politiques liés au monde francophone: l’Afrique du Nord, l’Afrique subsaharienne, les Antilles et le Québec. Nous étudierons des romans d’Azouz Begag, Maryse Condé, Ananda Devi, Ahmadou Kourouma, Dany Laferrière, Leïla Sebbar et Michel Tremblay, et des films d’Abdellatif Kechiche, Abderrahmane Sissako et Assia Djebar. The couse is taught in French.


For any questions about these courses, contact Prof. Nevine El Nossery: