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First Name Last Name Userid Title Home School Org Short Name
Suzanne Cassidy cassidys Departmental Administrator School of Arts and Sciences Romance Languages
FRENCH
392
Spring 2020 (Deactivations ONLY)
Fall 2019
Queering No Afr Subjectv
This seminar will explore the ways in which literary and visual representations of sexual difference and gender roles disrupt the cultural imagination of everyday life in North Africa and its Diasporas. Special attention will be given to representations of Arab women and queer subjectivities as sites of resistance against dominant masculinity. We will analyze the ways in which representations of gender have allowed for a redeployment of power, a reconfiguration of politics of resistance, and the redrawing of longstanding images of Islam in France. Finally, we will question how creations that straddle competing cultural traditions, memories and material conditions can queer citizenship. Course taught in English.
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Foundational Approach

One-term course offered either term
Cross Cultural Analysis
 
Alexandra Gueydan Turek
Part Time Lecturer
Standing Faculty
Maghrebi writers comprise an important part of modern French literature and culture. This course will study writers from the Maghreb region or first- or second-generation Maghreb writers born or living in France.
-To focus on representations of Arab women and queer subjectivities as sites of resistance against dominant masculinity.
-To analyze the ways in which representations of gender have allowed for a redeployment of power, a reconfiguration of politics of resistance, and the redrawing of longstanding images of Islam in France.
-To question how creations that straddle competing cultural traditions, memories and material conditions can queer citizenship.

Methods of Assessment

1 mid-term paper (7-8 pages plus bibliography). Final research essay (between 3,500-4,000 words double-spaced (including bibliography and footnotes).
N/A
Active class participation and weekly posts. Attendance at each class is mandatory. At least 1 class presentation on the week's readings (15 minutes).

Cross Cultural Analysis

 
The course focuses on texts that come from a particular cultural formation and that describe institutions and exemplify social values operating in that cultural formation.
 
It analyzes how representations of gender interact with and inflect not only religion, philosophy and aesthetics, but also institutions and even more so, everyday life.
 
The course focuses on representations of Arab women and of queer subjectivities in that culture and it examines their interacting with dominant masculinist tropes.
 
Attendance at class is mandatory and students are expected to come to class prepared to actively participate in class discussions of that day's readings. Students will also lead at least one class discussion based on class readings (15 minutes). Through class reading and informed discussions, students will improve their ability to apply sensitive and critical cultural analysis to the materials studied in class.

Cultural Diversity in the US

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Quantitative Data Analysis

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Formal Reasoning

 
 
 
 
 
 

Administrative Fields

 
 
 
 
 
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