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FRNC3200: French and Francophone Literatures 2

This unit looks at literary productions in French through a global perspective, exploring key French and Francophone concepts and schools of literary theory and criticism developed from the 20th century onward, such as authorship and readership, intertextuality, inter-arts dialogues, structuralism, poststructuralism, postcolonial thought and feminist theory. Students examine literary and theoretical texts, developing analytical and critical skills. Students deepen their knowledge of modern and contemporary ways of writing and thinking literature in French across the globe, reflecting on their historical background, transnational influences and their (own) lasting impact on the world.

Code FRNC3200
Academic unit French and Francophone Studies
Credit points 6
FRNC1632 or FRNC3002 or FRNC2633 or FRNC3633
FRNC2689 or FRNC2010 or FRNC2688 or FRNC3684

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

  • LO1. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between theoretical concepts and cultural and literary practices in French in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries
  • LO2. Engage in critical analysis of literay texts with reference to relevant theoretical frameworks
  • LO3. Debate different interpretive approaches to literay problems
  • LO4. Effectively integrate textual analysis and proficient use of appropriate secondary sources.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.