Storytelling in the Francophone World (FREN*3110)
Code and section: FREN*3110*01
Term: Winter 2020
Instructor: S. Nutting
This course focuses on storytelling as a genre of folklore in various francophone traditions (French Canadian and American, European, Caribbean, African). Students will consider the functions of storytelling in culture and examine the structural and thematic components of folktales. Students will also explore the nature of storytelling from a performance perspective, reflecting on the elements that make good communication. Put into practice, storytelling will be used as a pedagogical tool to develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in French.