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FR3577: WOMEN'S WRITING IN FRENCH A (2016-2017)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27


Course Overview

Beginning with an introduction to theories of women's writing, this course will examine French texts by women from successive centuries and consider whether certain themes and ways of writing can be regarded as specifically feminine. In addition to analysing the common threads running through the texts, the course will encourage students to think about the evolution of writing by women and the changing ways in which women express their vision of the world through the literary text. Texts will change from year to year, but might include texts by authors such as Isabelle de Charriere, George Sand, or Rachilde.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Manon Mathias

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

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

  • French (FR) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • FR4577 Women's Writing in French B (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will provide students with an introduction to feminist theory and to the development of women's writing in French through successive eras. It will lead students to an in-depth understanding of texts by women from different centuries and will enable students to comment on specific passages from the texts and to analyse the works more broadly within their cultural, historical and theoretical frameworks. Beginning with an introduction to theories of women's writing, this course will examine French texts by women from successive centuries and consider whether certain themes and ways of writing can be regarded as specifically feminine. Students will explore the texts' style, themes and ideas, and consider to what extent the notion of "women's writing" is a useful and constructive apparatus for understanding and appreciating these works. In addition to analysing the common threads running through the texts, the course will also encourage students to think about the evolution of writing by women and the changing ways in which women express their vision of the world through the literary text. Texts will change from year to year, but might include texts by authors such as, for example, Isabelle de Charriere, George Sand, and Rachilde.

Further Information & Notes

This course may NOT be included as part of a graduating curriculum with FR 4577 (Women's Writing in French B). It will be available in 2013/14 and in alternate sessions thereafter.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

None.

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: In-course assessment:70% essay and 30% coursework. 
Resit: One two-hour written examination

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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