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FR3584: NOVELS OF THEIR CENTURY A (2017-2018)

Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:26


Course Overview

Three canonical French 'novels of their century' will be studied, one each from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries, together with well-known film adaptations of these novels. The course will consider the significance of these landmark novels within the historical and cultural context of their respective centuries, and explore more generally the question of cinematic adaptation of literature.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
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Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 3

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Three canonical French 'novels of their century' will be studied, one each from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries, together with well-known film adaptations of these novels. The course will consider the significance of these landmark novels within the historical and cultural context of their respective centuries, and explore more generally the question of cinematic adaptation of literature.

Further Information & Notes

This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR 4584 (Novels of their Century B). It will be available in 2013/14 and in alternate sessions thereafter.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

22 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 100% essay.

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination.

Formative Assessment

  • 70% essay (2500 words)
  • 30% either for a presentation or a smaller piece of written assessment (1000 words)

Feedback

The above assignments receive CAS marks, which the Course Guide links to specific marking criteria, and written or verbal feedback in the form of tutors' comments is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is offered in tutorials. Tutors have office hours at which further feedback may be sought.

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