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FR401A: FROM PAGE TO SCREEN B (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:54


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 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Aine Larkin

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. In addition, students will extend their understanding of the subject by means of independent research, setting the topics treated in their wider context and synthesizing material from a range of sources.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Seminars during University weeks 9 - 20

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

First Attempt

(30%) Sequence Analysis, 1000 words
(70%) End-of-term essay, 3000 words

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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