Concentration on twentieth-century literature. Historical and theoretical approach. Varying topics such as Regionalism, Nationalism and Postcolonialism; the status of fiction in a totalitarian space; Transtextuality and Francophone Literature. Readings include literary and nonliterary texts by writers such as Aquin, Chamoiseau, Confiant, Chauvet, Faye, De Certeau, Depestre, Miron. Taught in French.