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Kandioura Drame

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of French Language and Literatures
Office location and address
342 New Cabell Hall
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Universite Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar
Master of Arts (MA), University of California System : Los Angeles
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of California System : Los Angele
CREO 1010: Elementary Creole I
Credits: 3
Development of basic oral expression, listening and reading comprehension, and writing. Prerequisite: No previous formal instruction of French or Creole is required.
CREO 1020: Elementary Creole II
Credits: 3
Development of basic oral expression, listening and reading comprehension, and writing. Prerequisite: CREO 1010.
COLA 1500: College Advising Seminars
Credits: 1
COLA courses are 1-credit seminars capped at 18 first-year students, all of whom are assigned to the instructor as advisees. They are topically focused on an area identified by the faculty member; they also include a significant advising component centered on undergraduate issues (e.g., choosing a major, study abroad opportunities, undergraduate research, etc.). For detailed descriptions see http://college.as.virginia.edu/COLA
CREO 2010: Intermediate Creole I
Credits: 3
Develops the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Creole. Prerequisite: Two previous semesters of Elementary Creole (I and II).
CREO 2020: Intermediate Creole II
Credits: 3
Develops the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Creole. Prerequisite: Three previous semesters of Creole required (1010, 1020, 2010)
FREN 3032: Text, Image, Culture
Credits: 3
In this course, students will discover and engage critically with a broad sampling of French and Francophone cultural production representing a variety of periods, genres, approaches, and media. Students will read, view, write about and discuss a range of works that may include poetry, painting, prose, music, theater, films, graphic novels, photographs, essays, and historical documents. Prerequisite: FREN 3031.
FREN 3570: Topics in Francophone African Studies
Credits: 3
This course addresses various aspects of Francophone African Culture including , oral traditions, literature, theatre, cinema, and contemporary music and visual arts. Prerequisites: FREN 3031 & 3032
FREN 4743: Africa in Cinema
Credits: 3
Study of the representation of Africa in American, Western European and African films. Ideological Constructions of the African as 'other'. Exoticism in cinema. History of African cinema. Economic issues in African cinema: production, distribution, and the role of African film festivals. The socio-political context. Women in African cinema. Aesthetic problems: themes and narrative styles. Prerequisite: FREN 3032 and FREN 3584 or another 3000-level literature course in French.
FREN 4811: Francophone Literature of Africa
Credits: 3
Surveys the literary tradition in French, emphasizing post-World War II poets, novelists, and playwrights. Examines the role of cultural reviews in the development of this literary tradition. Prerequisite: FREN 3032 and at least one FREN course numbered 3041 to 3043 (or instructor permission).
FREN 5581: Topics in African Literature and Culture
Credits: 3
Topics may include: Francophone novel, colonial literature and visual culture, postcolonial literature and cinema, Francophone Theater & Poetry,
FREN 5993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
Independent Study
FREN 8581: Seminar in Francophone Literature and Culture
Credits: 3
Studies the Francophone literature of Africa, with special emphasis on post-World War II poets, novelists, and playwrights, and filmmakers. Examines the role of cultural and literary reviews in the historical and ideological development.
FREN 9999: Dissertation Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.