Dec 04, 2020  
Course Catalog 2020-2021 
    
Course Catalog 2020-2021
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CMPL 375 - Franco-Arab Encounters

Mode(s) of Instruction: In-person
FC ARHU CD
4 credits
This course examines the history of contact between France and the Arab world in literature, visual art, and film. Beginning in the 18th century and progressing to the postcolonial era, we will investigate such topics as Antoine Galland’s translations of 1,001 Nights, Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt, the Algerian War of Independence, and the experience of “beur” communities in contemporary France. Key to the course is Edward Said’s theory of Orientalism, which we will both unpack and complicate. Figures of study include Eugène Delacroix, Albert Camus, Kemal Daoud, Assia Djebar, Leïla Sebbar, Gillo Pontecorvo, and Riad Sattouf. Readings/discussions in English. 
Prerequisites & Notes: CMPL 200 or approval of instructor.
This course is cross-listed with FREN 375

Course Last Offered/Scheduled: Spring 2021



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