FRENCH LITERATURE II
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to introduce students to French-speaking Caribbean cultures, history and literature, in particular Haiti’s, through the fundamental stages that mark the beginnings of a literature that emerges as one of the most flourishing in the archipelago.
Thorough knowledge of French.
Course contents summary
Haitian literature in French
The course aims to identify the major stages in the origins and establishment of Haitian literature (colonial literature, indigénisme, littérature di dedans et du dehors) from the country’s independence (1804) to the present day. Passages taken from the most significant authors of these periods will be analysed.
Jacques Stephen Alexis, Compère Général Soleil, Gallimard.
Émile Ollivier, Passages, Paris, Le Serpent à Plumes, 1991.
Lyonel Trouillot, Les Enfants des Héros, Arles, Actes Sud, 2002
Yanick Lahens, La petite corruption, Montréal, Mémoire d’Encrier, 2003 (1ère édition: édition Mémoire, 1999)