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2023-2024 Catalog 
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GSS 352 - Gender and Sexuality in North Africa


This course will explore texts, films, and issues related to gender and sexuality in the Maghreb. We will therefore be looking at literary, critical, and cinematographic from Francophone Algerian, Moroccan, and Tunisian writers and directors. Our goal will be to understand how gender and sexuality are conceived of and represented, and how they operate in these societies across different periods. At the same time, we will consider salient socio-cultural, historical, religious, and political factors in order to better understand their dynamic with questions of gender and sexuality. Readings will come from the works of writers such as Tahar Ben Jelloun, Kamel Daoud, Assia Djebar, Frantz Fanon, Leïla Sebbar, Leïla Slimani, etc.; and films will be selected from Francophone North African movies of the last three decades.

Note: This course was previously taught as FRE 362 and is offered in English.


Satisfies Gender and Sexuality Studies major and minor requirement.
Satisfies the Cultural Diversity requirement.
Satisfies Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric Ways of Knowing requirement.