Writing the Self in Twentieth- and Twenty-first Century French literature
SCQF level 9
Academic year(s): 2019-2020
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF level 9
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.
Pre-requisite(s): Permission of the French Honours Adviser
Weekly contact: 1.5 hours and 1 surgery hour.
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-Léger