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Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

This course will introduce students to a variety of texts which focus on the theme of relationships between the centre and periphery in France and the Francophone world from the 17th century onwards. The course will involve lectures and tutorials and will include the study of a play, poetry, postcolonial theory and a film.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Nadia Kiwan

Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of FR1017 Literature and Culture of Modern France 1 (Passed) or FR1022 Literature and Culture of Modern France 1 (Passed) or FR1522 Literature and Culture of Modern France 2 (Passed)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • FR2009 French Identities: Individual & Nation (Studied)
  • FR2011 Introduction to French Idenitities: Individual and Nation (Studied)
  • FR2509 French Identities: Centre and Periphery (Studied)
  • FR2514 Introduction to French Identities: Centre and Periphery (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course involves the study of a range of set texts or topics, each dealing with key moments and debates in France's intellectual, political and socio-cultural history. All texts/topics are studied from the point of view of the relationship between centre and periphery in France and Francophone countries, and will consider the question of cultural constructions of national identity in works of literature and film.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 40% essay/commentary (in-course assessment), 20% oral presentation (in-course assessment), 40% end-of-course examination.
Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

One written assessments; one oral tutorial presentation.


The above assessments are given CGS marks, and written or verbal feedback is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and tutorial participation is also given in tutorials.

Course Learning Outcomes


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