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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title French Literature & Visual Studies
Module Code FR285
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Maria Loftus
Semester 2: Maria Loftus
Autumn: Maria Loftus
Module TeachersMaria Loftus
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

Students will study several major modern and contemporary French and/or Francophone literary and cinematic works in order to develop their analytical, reading, and aural skills, as well as their understanding of artistic production and of French-speaking cultures in a global context. Students will explore the cultural and literary background from which these works emerged and develop a critical toolkit for the analysis of literary text and film in French. The module is delivered through French/English.

Learning Outcomes

1. Interpret literary and filmic artefacts arising out of the contemporary French-speaking world.
2. Identify the socio-cultural backgrounds to these films and or texts.
3. In written expression (and oral expression, where appropriate), display a good understanding of the cultural, artistic and literary trends that shaped the contemporary French-speaking world within a global context.
4. Manipulate relevant critical tools for an informed understanding of these films and/or texts.
5. Inscribe his/her written critical discourse in an organised, structured and informed manner.
6. Engage in critical conversations that underpin Global Citizenship.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Total Workload: 0

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

Suggested reading
Birkett, Jennifer & Kearns, James A Guide to French Literature: From Early Modern to Postmodern Palgrave, 1997 Brozgal, L., & Kippur, S. (Eds.). (2016). Being Contemporary: French Literature, Culture and Politics Today. Liverpool University Press. Contemporary French and francophone studies, (e-journal) Oxfordshire, UK: Taylor & Francis, 2004- https://www.ina.fr/ https://www.bnf.fr/fr/litterature-francaise http://weblitteraire.blogspot.com/ https://www.etudes-litteraires.com/

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
In Class TestShort in-class test assessing knowledge hitherto acquired.30%n/a
AssignmentEnd of semester essay.70%n/a
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

  • Marjanne Satrapi: 2007, Persépolis (Tome 3), Panthéon Books,
  • Leïla Slimani: 0, Chanson Douce, Gallimard,
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
BEDLANBachelor of Ed. in Gaeilge and FR/GE/SP

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