Le marronnage féminin dans la littérature caribéenne francophone

During enslavement, “marronnage” consisted for the enslaved in leaving the plantation site for mountains where they could exercise freedom. The name of enslaved men has been engraved in historical texts as indexes of great maroons contrary to that of women. This course examines the figure of the female maroon in the francophone Caribbean literature. Authors studied are Maryse Condé, Evelyne Trouillot and Fabienne Kanor. This course combines methods and perspectives from fields such as gender and women studies, postcolonial studies, Africana studies, Black studies and French studies. At the end of this course, in addition to understanding the representation of female marronnage in literature, students would have gained and developed several learnings in francophone Caribbean literature, stronger analytical skills, more sophisticated oral and written proficiency, the elaboration of convincing theses sustained by textual evidence, Francophone Caribbean literary theory, Francophone Caribbean gender and women concepts such as Femmisme and Douboutisme, Caribbean history and culture.