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FR3078   Writing the Self in Twentieth- and Twenty-first Century French literature

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module explores critical theories relating to 'ecriture de soi' as well as a variety of recent autobiographical and autofictional practices, reflecting significant trends in twentieth- and twenty-first century French literature. Texts included in the corpus will prompt discussions on childhood, memory, (life)-writing, language, education and identity. Students will be encouraged to adopt a comparative approach in order to reveal the interdisciplinary nature of life-writing, the use of photography, fiction and imagination in autobiography and autofiction, and to conceptualise potential links between genre and gender.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Permission of the French Honours Adviser

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1.5 hours and 1 surgery hour.

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%


Module coordinator: Dr E S M Hugueny-Leger
Module teaching staff: Dr Elise Hugueny-L├ęger