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FREN 415 - Surréalisme et francophonie

FC ARHU CD
4 credits
This course will analyze surrealism in the Francophone world. We will examine 1) the characteristics of surrealist poetics and aesthetics; 2) the relationship between surrealism and politics, specifically with regard to imperialism and colonialism; and 3) the evolutions and transformations of surrealism in the work of Francophone authors and artists.  We will ask: In what ways does surrealism resist and/or advance colonialist interests? In what ways do Black and Brown Francophone artists change surrealism to make it their own? And finally, what is surrealism? Is it a historical movement that appeared in Paris in the 1920s, or is it something else-a mode of existing in the world, even a kind of ethics? Taught in French.
Prerequisites & Notes: Two 300-level French courses beyond 301.
This course is cross-listed with CMPL 415




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