Literature in French

Thematic Area – Literature of the Francophone World

Une langue ne vit et ne prospère que parce que des écrivains, des contours, des poètes – tous ouvriers du mot – la plient à leur volonté créatrice, la montrent dans tous ses états, la font penser, rire, rêver, agir…

 (Anthologie de la littérature francophone, Paris, 1992).

Studying literature of the francophone world within the Sub-Department of French offers students opportunities to discover and use language in the best way they can. Apart from studying the various literary works of the French speaking world students registered in the under-graduate programme get an ample opportunity to analyze literary works and to study and apply theories of literary criticism.  This knowledge gives them a good opportunity in their 4th year of study to use the French language in creative writing.

Head of Thematic Area is:

Ms Caroline Mutai

Members of the Thematic Area:

Dr. Bilha Mwenesi

Ms. Elizabeth Gatungo

Mr. Michael Nginye

Dr.  Caroline C. A. Oyugi

Current Course Units in the Thematic Area

LEVEL II

CFR 211          Panorama of Francophone Literature

CFR 216          Panorama of African Literature in French

CFR 218          Panorama of the Literature of France

CFR 220          Panorama of Caribbean Literature in French

 

LEVEL III

CFR 315          Introduction to Theories Of Literary Analysis

CFR 317          Introduction to The Oral Literature Of The French-Speaking World

CFR 319          Panorama of the Literature of French-Speaking Europe and America (Excluding France)

CFR 321          Panorama of the Literature of the Arab (Non African), Asian and Pacific French-Speaking World

CFR 308          Literary Theory Applied to African Literature in French

CFR 310          Literary Theories Applied to Post-World War 1 French Literature

CFR 312          Oral Literature of Francophone Africa

 

LEVEL IV

CFR 408          Literary Theory Applied to the Pre-Revolution French Literature

CFR 410          Literary Theory Applied to the Literature of French-Speaking Europe & America     (Excluding France)

CFR 412          Literary Theory Applied to the Literature of the Arab (Non-African), Asian and Pacific French-Speaking World

 

CFR 414          Oral Literatures of Francophone West Indies

 

CFR 416          Oral Literature of Francophone Europe And America (Excluding France)

 

CFR 418          Comparative Literature