- Oana Panaïté
- Days and Times
- TR 3:15P - 4:30P
- Course Description
- Race, Immigration & the Pandemic : Francophone Perspectives
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus social, economic, and political concerns shared worldwide around systemic racism, class inequality, and ecological devastation. Readings and discussions of literary and non-literary works dealing with the legacy of colonialism and racism, immigration laws and behaviors, and public health policies in the French-speaking world vs. the US and other countries will allow us to understand differences in mentalities, perceptions, and forms of governance a imagine meaningful solutions to these crises. Reading and visual materials available on Canvas; students will have to acquire the volume Intimations by Zadie Smith (paper or e-version).