Oct 26, 2020  
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FFS 295 - Voices of Exile and Migration

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
Climate scientists predict that exile and migration will increasingly characterize the human condition. What does it mean to live in exile? What happens to the subject and the voice that s/he produces? This intensive interrogates the conditions of exile, migration and immigration, whether forced or chosen, and considers the political and aesthetic effects that arise from this dislocation. This intensive has two components. We read and discuss various French-language texts by authors who have experienced and speak to exile and migration, such as Georges Perec, Fatou Diome, Dany Laferrière. We also work with French-speaking communities in the Hudson Valley through community-engaged initiatives, which may include several off-campus visits to volunteer, converse, and translate or interpret. Anne Brancky.

Prerequisite(s): FFS 212  or the equivalent.

Course Format: INT



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