Free Speech: Francophone World-USA


Critical history of free speech in French-speaking world in relation to the US, earliest debates and current controversies. Investigation of key concepts and issues: blasphemy, pornography, hate speech, sedition. Is this freedom absolute? Whose speech is censored? Whose 'unspoken?' Case studies & 'causes célèbres' include Voltaire, Rabelais, Sade, Céline, Camus, Djaout. Work culminating in debate around free press and fake news with North African journalists and human rights activists.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • FL
  • ALP
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • JAM 335
  • RIGHTS 335
Typically Offered
Spring Only