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FR 4561
THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY NOVEL IN FRENCH B
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor M Syrotinski

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 4 with a reading knowledge of French.

Note(s): This course may not be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR 3561 (The Twenty-First Century Novel in French A).

Available in session 2011/12 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

Students will study the main themes and stylistic innovations of the contemporary novels, and place them within the broader context of the tradition of the twentieth and twenty-first century novel in French.

The course will look at novels by the following authors - Jean Echenoz, Marie Ndiaye, Amelié Nothomb, Daniel Pennac, Marie Darrieusecq and Tierno Monénembo.

2 one-hour seminars or 1 two-hour seminar per week.

1st attempt: In-course assessment; two written assignments (100%)
Resit: 1 two-hour written examination.