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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title French Society and Literature
Module Code FR190
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Jean-Philippe Imbert
Semester 2: Jean-Philippe Imbert
Autumn: Jean-Philippe Imbert
Module TeachersDervila Cooke
Jean-Philippe Imbert
Amy Devlin
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Repeat examination
100% exam

The module offers an introduction to the reading of literary texts in French (short stories) in the context of the aesthetics, ideas and social & political history of the 19th Century. It will also develop basic techniques of textual analysis and commentary. The module is delivered through French/English.

Learning Outcomes

1. Read and understand selected literary texts in French from the modern era
2. Analyse thematic and stylistic features of studied texts using critical analysis vocabulary in French
3. Write a short commentary in French on an extract from the course texts
4. Situate the course texts in relation to the relevant aesthetic, historical, political and social contexts

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture22Lecture: Presentation and study of texts and contexts
Fieldwork11Weekly set readings
Independent Study92Library study, reading of texts, exam preparation and study
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Reading & Analyses / Literary Criticism & Personal Interpretations / History & Context
Study of themes, character depiction, use of language, textual analysis in some of Maupassant's short stories, such as 'Pierrot', 'La parure' and 'Le parapluie'; Study of literary figures and techniques; Presentation of contextual social, political and literary history.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • M. Evans and E. Godin: 2003, France 1815-2003, Arnold, London,
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Date of Last Revision28-SEP-11

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