Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Corpus littéraire/ Literary Corpus

LEVEL 01 - Year 1 in Modular Undergraduate Course



DESCRIPTION The study-unit is composed of short presentations of major French authors with a study of a specific text. It will give students the opportunity to read an important number of French canonical texts from the Middle Ages to today. Students will become acquainted with the authors of French literature.

Study-Unit Aims:

- To introduce students to major French writers;
- To present the main literary currents of literature;
- To familiarise students with the interpretation of a literary text.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- Recognize the main French writers;
- Improve the ability to describe a literary text (poetry, drama, novel, essay);
- Distinguish between the various literary movements;
- Evaluate the relationship with other European literary movements through an analysis of different literary texts.

2. Skills:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- Situate a particular author or literary movement;
- Discuss what made the authors write certain works;
- Comment on a literary text.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

Main Texts:

- Lagarde, André et Laurent Michard, Les grands auteurs français : textes et littérature du Moyen Âge au XXe siècle, Bordas, "textes et littérature", 6v.
- Students will be given a list of authors to read and a 'reader' of selected excerpts.

ADDITIONAL NOTES Pre-requisite Qualifications: Grade C or better at A Level in French


Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Presentation (20 Minutes) No 20%
Oral Examination (1 Hour) Yes 80%

LECTURER/S Dominique Jean Lanni
Thierry Tremblay (Co-ord.)

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