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FRNC2200: French and Francophone Literatures I

This unit explores French and Francophone literary productions in the modern and contemporary periods. Through a focus on genres and sub-genres, students will study how authors determine, extend and disrupt categories such as fiction and non-fiction, and how they define and transform generic forms (short stories, novels, autobiographies, crime writing, diaries, graphic novels and/or artists' books) and transpose them into new cultural contexts and media. Using close studies and conceptual discussions, students develop theoretical and analytical tools and deepen their knowledge of literary productions in French from the late 18th century to the present.

Code FRNC2200
Academic unit French and Francophone Studies
Credit points 6
FRNC1632 or FRNC3002 or FRNC2633 or FRNC3633
FRNC2689 or FRNC2010 or FRNC2688 or FRNC3684 or FRNC2689

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate knowledge of the conventions of French literary genres and their history
  • LO2. Develop an understanding of the relationship between cultural, social and political shifts and contemporary generic transformations
  • LO3. Discuss the effects of generic transformation and/or transposition on reading practices
  • LO4. Communicate complex ideas in French about genre and linguistic strategy in French literary productions
  • LO5. Construct a coherent, evidence-based argument through effective integration of textual analysis and proficient use of appropriate secondary sources in both written and oral form.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.