- Code FREN3107
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject French
- Areas of interest Cultural Studies, European Languages, European Studies, Literature
This course offers an introduction to modern literature in French. A study of major authors and genres in their cultural contexts, it aims to build knowledge of key moments in French literary history, cultivate familiarity with the formal elements of a literary work and facilitate acquisition of the critical tools necessary to analyse, discuss and write about literature in French. The specific focus of the course will reflect the interests and expertise of the convenor; readings may thus include works of prose, poetry, theatre and criticism and will explore a range of literary movements, including realism, theatre of the absurd, écriture feminine and immigrant and minority writing. In each instance, the literary text will serve as a springboard for discussions of history, society and artistic endeavour in the francophone world.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- critically analyse literary texts of a range of forms, periods, and genres and in relation to specific historical contexts;
- compare and contextualise complex viewpoints in French;
- formulate, present, and evaluate original arguments in written and oral French; and
- engage in extensive critical dialogue with classmates and convener in French.
This course may be completed more than once if completed with a different topic each time.
- Weekly comprehension exercises (2000 words) (15) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Oral presentation (10min) (25) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- In-class test (50min) (25) [LO 1,2,3]
- In-class essay (90min, 750 words) (25) [LO 1,2,3]
- Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 3 hours of class time per week, and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Details will be provided on Wattle texts to be acquired in line with convener's expertise and teaching plan; other written and audio-visual materials will be posted on Wattle as required throughout the semester.
This course assumes a minimum of B2 level of French competency as per the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
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