Claudy Delne

Undergraduate Discipline

French

BA, MEd, Université de Montréal. JD, Université de Moncton. PhD, CUNY-Graduate Center. Area of specialization: 19th- to 20th-century colonial and postcolonial fictions. Dissertation on the concealment of the Haitian Revolution in Western Imagination through fictional narratives of the 19th and 20th centuries. Research interests: francophone Caribbean literature, with a particular focus on narratology, representation, otherness, race. SLC, 2015–

Undergraduate Courses 2017-2018

French

Intermediate French I: Language Consolidation and Introduction to Caribbean Literature

Open , Seminar—Year

Course conducted in French. Admission by placement test to be taken during interview week at the beginning of the fall semester or by completion of Beginning French.

The main objective of this course is to help students strengthen and master their grammar skills and vocabulary and improve their reading comprehension of literary texts. The class is an introduction to francophone Caribbean literature, with a particular emphasis on some foundational novels that epitomize the most current themes of Caribbean history from enslavement to modern times. In the first section of this course, while we aim at building and consolidating grammatical structures, students will also explore, through selected authentic texts, the everyday life of people of the francophone Antillean experience during slavery and beyond the emancipation era. Individual conferences will offer an opportunity for students to further explore various themes, either related to the class or based on each student’s personal interests. Various historical themes may include, but are not limited to, colonization, resistance, memory, languages, identities or postcolonial Caribbean identities, emancipation, departmentalization, and so forth. Students who successfully complete a beginning- and an intermediate-level French course are eligible to study in Paris with Sarah Lawrence College during their junior year.

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Previous Courses

Intermediate French I: Language Consolidation and Introduction to Caribbean Literature

Intermediate , Seminar—Year

Course conducted in French. Admission by placement test to be taken during interview week at the beginning of the fall semester or by completion of Beginning/Advanced Beginning French.

The main objective of this course is to help students strengthen and master their grammar skills and vocabulary and improve their reading comprehension of literary texts. The class is an introduction to the francophone Caribbean literature, with a particular emphasis on some foundational novels that epitomize the most current themes of the Caribbean history from enslavement to modern times. In the first section of this course, while the class aims at building and consolidating the student’s grammatical structures, students will also explore, through selected authentic texts, the everyday life of people of the francophone Antillean experience during slavery and beyond the emancipation era. Individual conferences will offer an opportunity for students to further explore various themes, either related to the class or based on each student‘s personal interests. Various historical themes may include but are not limited to colonization, resistance, memory, languages, identities or postcolonial Caribbean identities, emancipation, departmentalization, and so forth. Students who successfully complete a beginning- and an intermediate-level French course are eligible to study in Paris with Sarah Lawrence College during their junior year.

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