French Feminist Literature: Yesterday and Today

The course explores feminist literary voices in France throughout the ages. It investigates how feminist genealogies redefine the relationship between belonging and knowledge. The course examines lifestyles, family norms, political representation, social movements, and the relation to the body. Studying several generations of women writers, the course discusses the theory that the power of feminist writing lies in its ability to translate male-dominant language into a language of one’s own. Taught in French.