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FR 3039
INVENTING THE SELF: LITERARY AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN POST-WAR FRANCE A
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor M. Syrotinski

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 3 with a knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR4039 (Inventing the Self : Literary Autobiography in Post-war France B). It will be available in 2013/14 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

Through a detailed study of a selection of autobiographies from World War II to the present, this course will examine the way in which major French writers have adopted and transformed the autobiographical genre to pursue such questions as the relationship of life to art, the nature of memory, the unconscious, and the transformation of the self through time as well as through the very process of autobiographical writing.

2 one-hour seminars per week.

1st Attempt: In-course assessment: two written assignments 1800 to 2000 words (50% each)

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%)