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FREN 347: Gender and Sexuality in the Francophone World

From Marie/Germain Garnier, an early modern trans figure, to the contemporary singer of Christine and the Queens (aka “Chris”), from Senghor’s “Femme noire” to Sylvie Chalaye’s “Corps marron” [brown body], conceptions of gender and sexuality are essential to the study of francophone cultures. We will explore examples of historical and contemporary manifestations of gender and sexuality in France, francophone Africa, Lebanon, and Québec. “GPS” (Genre, Politique, Sexualité), including the intersectional questions of race and class in context, will be analyzed through novels, films, graphic novels, sociological studies, poetry, and music. Conducted in French. Prerequisite: One course beyond French 204 or instructor permission
6 credits; LA, IS; Not offered 2021-2022