French Special 1 (R1130)
French Special Subject 1
Module details for 2011 cohort.
FHEQ Level 6
This special subject module, delivered and assessed in French, is devoted to existentialist literature. It will address some key works by two of the most significant writers in 20th-century French literature, namely Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. The texts themselves may vary from year to year, but they will normally include at least one notable exemplar of the theatre, of prose fiction, of biography and/or autobiography, and of the discursive or polemical essay (whether literary, political, philosophical or sociological in theme). A prime focus of analysis will be the question: how does a philosophy translate into a "literature of ideas"? This will entail consideration of the manner in which this famous couple transposed their lived experience and, to an extent, their own relationship into a plethora of literary forms. An historical appreciation of the importance of existentialism's contribution to 20th-century French culture will underpin an evaluation of its relevance to the contemporary generation.
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Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.
Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.
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