Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF Level 9
The aim of this module is to introduce students to works of contemporary French fiction. Five works of fiction (all published within the last 10 years; several of them more recently) will be studied in the context of a range of theoretical and pedagogic questions. What do we mean by 'contemporary fiction' (or indeed 'fiction')? What is 'the contemporary'? Is national literature still an important phenomenon in a world of translation and world literature? How do we go about choosing texts to study / teach on a contemporary module of this kind? Can a canon of emerging texts and / or authors already be identified? Do these texts share specifically 'contemporary' traits, e.g. their relationship to socio-political 'reality', stylistic or generic conventions? How might we judge if these are great, or even good, works, and does it matter?
Pre-requisite(s): Permission of the french honours adviser
Weekly contact: 1 seminar and 1 surgery hour.
Scheduled learning hours: 16
Guided independent study hours: 134
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%
Module coordinator: Prof M A Hutton