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FR4079   Diversifying C19th French Poetry

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

While diversity and inclusivity are at the forefront of current debates about curriculum in the arts and humanities, the field of C19th French poetry is dominated by a handful of male authors (Hugo, Baudelaire, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Mallarmé) who share a narrow spectrum of identity markers. This module is designed to broaden our critical analysis of the field by studying the work of female, working-class, outsider and non-native French-language poets alongside the established 'greats'. The aim is not to ignore or overthrow the canon entirely, but rather, to bring it into productive dialogue with other, long-neglected, voices in order to re-examine fundamental questions about literary value, the socio-economic forces behind canon creation and maintenance, discrimination and omission. The lecturer and all students will work together in selecting the authors to be studied, and students will be encouraged to propose new texts for inclusion on the module as their research, using online library.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass FR2202 or pass FR2022 or pass FR2032

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 hour lectures (2 weeks), 2 hour seminars (8 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 125

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 20%
Coursework: 80%

Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr D E Evans
Module teaching staff: Dr David Evans
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