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FR 3562
THE RENAISSANCE IN FRANCE A
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: TBC

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 FR 4562 (The Renaissance in France B). It will be available in 2012/13 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

The course aims to help students achieve an understanding and appreciation of a number of French literary works of the sixteenth century, within the broader context of the European Renaissance. Prose fiction of Rabelais is studied together with the work of a major sixteenth-century French poet. Some non-French writing of the period is also studied (in English translation), as well as topics such as the renewal of interest in classical antiquity, the development of printing and social change.

1 two-hour seminar per week; film showings as necessary.

In-course assessment: two written assignments 1,800 to 2,000 words (50% each).

1 two-hour written examination (100%).