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On assiduous engagement with and successful completion of this module (including regular attendance at lectures and seminars) students will have:
-- acquired a sense of the shape of A la recherche... from study of its opening volume;
-- developed your capacity to read extensively as well as in depth ('close reading') in complex French, with great benefit to language proficiency;
-- practised identifying connections and continuities across a significant corpus;
-- developed your ability to relate key passages of the text to major questions treated in class (subjectivity, temporality, the role and redemptive power of art and specifically of style and metaphor);
-- engaged critically with Proust's reflection's on these questions;
-- synthesised these skills of sophisticated literary reading into structured analyses of passages from the text as well as into essay form.
A study of Volume 1 of A la recherche du temps perdu (volume title: Du côté de chez Swann), tracing Proust's treatment of major themes including subjectivity, temporality (personal and historical), art (its role and redemptive power), style (especially metaphor/analogy).
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
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|Autonomous Student Learning||
Pass in FR20020 (French Language II a) and FR20040 (French Language II b)Learning Recommendations:
Level 2 French literature modules, specifically study of 19th- or 18th- century novel.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: essay question or critical commentary (1500-2000 words max)||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: 1500 words (10% tolerance): critical commentary on set extract from 'Combray'||Week 8||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Spring||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Individual written feedback accompanying returned assignments. Global feedback on assignments in final lecture.