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Module

FRE2045 : French Caribbean Literature

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Myriem El Maizi
  • Owning School: Modern Languages
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

In consonance with the overall aims of the degrees offered in the SML to build on skills gained at Stage 1:
- To provide students with knowledge of the social and political history of the French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique.
- To introduce students to the critical analysis of a range of novels in Caribbean literature.
- To introduce students to theoretical approaches to the question of cultural identity in the Caribbean context.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module consists in the study of three novels by key writers from Guadeloupe and Martinique, and combines discussion of the socio-historical context of literary production with theoretical and literary approaches to the colonial situation in the French Caribbean.

Lecture materials and synchronous teaching activities (both present-in-person and online) will introduce students to the knowledge and skills required for the study and comparative analysis of the novels in their contexts.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable