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FR4123   Libertine Literature and Libertinage in Eighteenth-Century France

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module aims to familiarise students with libertinage, an essential literary, social and intellectual feature of the French eighteenth century. Students will study the erotic and pornographic productions of the Ancien RĂ©gime whilst examining the true meaning of 'erotic' and 'pornographic'. Students will therefore be invited to connect early modern preoccupations for instance about censorship and sexual freedom with current debates on such issues, and to think critically about them. The module's interdisciplinary approach to libertinage complements the literary focus of each seminars with references to philosophy, socio-cultural and intellectual history, visual arts, music and film adaptations.

Relationship to other modules

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

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 lecture, 1 seminar and 1 surgery hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 18

Guided independent study hours: 132

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr M Ganofsky
Module teaching staff: Dr M Ganofsky