[Blackstudies-l] Notice new course

Maria Lima lima at geneseo.edu
Thu Aug 28 13:07:34 EDT 2014

taught in ENGLISH--if you are interested in film and in Africa  :)  Contact
Prof. Adabra for more information.  DROP/ADD ends tomorrow and the class
may be canceled.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Kodjo Adabra <adabra at geneseo.edu>
Date: Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 12:52 PM
Subject: Urgent request/favor
To: Maria Lima <lima at geneseo.edu>

Dear Maria,

We recently added an experimental course to our course offerings of this
fall, FREN 388: Francophone African Films, scheduled on Wednesdays/Fridays
at 10:00am-11:15am, but the course is currently under enrolled, and I was
wondering if you would consider forwarding this course description to
students in the Black Studies minor/major as well as those in comparative
literature, to help enroll a few of them in the course. The class will thus
be taught in english with assignments turned in in the language of the
individual student major.

*Below is the course description*:

FREN 388: Francophone African Films, on Wednesdays/Fridays at 10:00am-11:15.
[in english]. This course is a major study of selected African films from
internationally acclaimed francophone African filmmakers. We will visualize
and analyze seven films in an attempt to develop the critical understanding
and interpretation of [foreign] African settings brought alive, the images,
sounds, characters and stories within their symbolic and cultural context.
The selection of critical films includes *Bamako* (Mauritanie), *Madame
brouette* (Senegal), *Indigenes* (Algerie), *Moolaadé* (Senegal), *Yeelen*
(Mali), *Un homme qui crie* (Tchad) and *Ali Zaoua* (Maroc). Filmmaker
Arzouma Aime Kompaore from Burkina Faso will be an invited guest speaker in
class to discuss his recent movie HAWA, an official selection at the 2014
Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles; HAWA is a narrative short film
about an African couple's immigration to United States and their struggle
to adapt to their new lives.


Kodjo Adabra, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of French & Francophone Studies
Campus Director of Summer Program in Senegal
State University of New York, Geneseo
Department of Languages & Literatures
1 College Circle, Geneseo NY 14454
Office: Welles 206-B / Phone: 585-245 5247
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