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Mondays (Nov. 9 - Dec. 7), 06:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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About this Class

Through an exploration of French and Francophone literature, history, and civilization, we will examine how authors confront alterity through travel, migration, and diaspora narratives. Works are in English translation from a range of regions, periods, and genres. Class is taught in English and meets once a week for 1h30.

Reading List

Charles de Montesquieu, Persian Letters

Léonora Miano, Season of the Shadow

Kim Thúy, Ru

Tahar Ben Jelloun,Leaving Tangier

Patrick Chamoiseau,Migrant Brothers

Books are available for rental or purchase at less than $12 per item through Amazon Kindle.

About Adam Schoene

Adam has lived, studied, and worked in France and Switzerland. He holds a Ph.D. in Romance Studies from Cornell University, degrees in French, International Relations, and Law and Diplomacy from Tufts University and its Fletcher School, and a certificate from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. His research appears in journals such as Eighteenth-Century Studies, The French Review, George Sand Studies, The Journal of North African Studies, Law and Humanities, and Lumen, and in a range of edited volumes. He enjoys teaching a variety of courses, as well as learning from his students.