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On successful completion of this module, students should have:
1. A core introduction to key French Enlightenment thinkers and writers.
2. Familiarity with key eighteenth-century French works.
3. The skill to discuss the Enlightenment in the context of contemporary texts or textual excerpts (via critical analysis).
4. The confidence to read, analyse and engage with texts, ideas and/or textual excerptsfrom eighteenth-century France within the framework of the Enlightenment.
5. Some new skills for discussing narrative techniques.
Voltaire's 'Candide' is a staple, simply because it's a point of reference for any francophone person across the world. This is transcultural exchange at its richest.
The two other texts will be available from International Books long before the module begins.
READ THEM early to gain maximum value from your module lecture and seminar class time.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
In this module, students are expected to read literary texts in French.
It presupposes that students have passed Level One French language module FR10070 or attained an equivalent standard of language competence (Common European Framework Level B1). If in doubt, they should contact the module convenor.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Essay: Critical analysis or similar analytical (textual close reading) exercise||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: One critical analysis to be selected from a choice of three.
Students must choose a DIFFERENT text from the text on which they did a mid-term critical analysis.
|Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: Reflective BrightSpace postings on two of the texts studied.||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Autumn||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Students will receive personalised AUDIO feedback files for BrightSpace postings to assist them in making progress in 1) the standard of their own written work and 2) interpretation of the texts being studied, Students will also receive personalised feedback for their critical analysis, reflecting contextualisation, content/ form analysis, writing skills and argument shaping.
|Professor Vera Regan||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Stephen Schwartz||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Professor Melissa Percival||Subject Extern Examiner|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - Spring: All Weeks||Mon 14:00 - 14:50|
|Seminar||Offering 1||Week(s) - Spring: All Weeks||Wed 15:00 - 15:50|
|Seminar||Offering 2||Week(s) - Spring: All Weeks||Wed 16:00 - 16:50|