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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 works in French.
3. Introduction to, or revision of, critical analysis skills, including new ways of analysing narrative.
4. The skill to discuss the Enlightenment in the context of contemporary texts and modern critics via short textual extracts (using critical analysis).
5. Confidence to read, analyse and engage with texts, ideas and textual excerpts from eighteenth-century France in order to situate them within the framework of the Enlightenment.
Voltaire's 'Candide' is a great starting point for students, simply because it is a perennial point of reference for any francophone person across the world. This is transcultural exchange at its richest.
The two or three selected texts will be available from International Books in the weeks before this module begins.
READ THEM EARLY to gain maximum value from your module lecture and seminar class time.
For 2020-21, the core texts are:
Diderot 'La Religieuse'
Every student MUST get the Diderot text in the agreed editions, available from www.internationalbooks.ie (they will post)
|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|
|Assignment: Critical Analysis B (including plan)||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: Critical analysis A (including Plan)||Week 7||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: BrightSpace Postings||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Spring||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback
• Peer review activities
Students will receive personalised feedback on first two individual assessment elements to assist them in making progress in 1) the preparation of final written work [critical analysis draft plans (contextualisation; form/content; synthesis] 2) the standard of their own written work [crtiical analysis: content/form analysis, writing skills, argument shaping] and 3) interpretation of the excerpts and/or texts being studied [context; content; themes; style; ideas]