Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
French Studies


French 331. Other Voices, Other Stories: Great Works by Women from France and the Francophone World

In this course we study novels and short stories by contemporary women writers whose work defies traditional literary forms and introduces new modes of expression, whether as narrative experiments, figures of discourse or alternative texts–the body, for example, as metaphor or “text.” We explore how these writers respond to marginalization, subjugation or oppression through literature and how their stories operate on a political level. The course begins with a short introduction to French feminist theory. Authors may include Cixous, Leclerc, Duras, Letessier, Ernaux, Djébar, Tadjo, Bâ, Sow Fall. This course is part of connection 23006 (Sexuality).