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Taster on Jacques Prévert’s ‘Le Cancre’

Based on these activities, how has this session made you rethink what studying languages at university level involves? (Jacques Prévert’s ‘Le Cancre’) Written at the end of World War II, Jacques Prévert’s ‘Le Cancre’ includes themes of rebellion against oppression in order to achieve personal freedom. Prevért’s story of the class ‘Dunce’ refuting the humiliation of school and choosingContinue reading “Taster on Jacques Prévert’s ‘Le Cancre’”

Decolonising French literature: Aimer ou tuer la langue française ?

 Based on these activities, how has this session made you rethink what studying languages at university level involves? Taïa, a contemporary Moroccan writer and activist, discusses the conflict he feels concerning the language he uses in this works. He views French, despite being the tongue of the colonisers and oppressors of his country, as theContinue reading “Decolonising French literature: Aimer ou tuer la langue française ?”

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