Recent Women's Writing in French: Theory and Practice
SCQF level 10
Academic year(s): 2019-2020
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF level 10
Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students
What does it mean to write as a woman? What does it mean to write as a particular woman in a specific place, at a specific time? What, if anything, does the term 'women's writing' actually mean, and do we still need it? This module introduces students to some of the most important approaches to French feminist theory and literary studies since the publication of Simone de Beauvoir's Le DeuxiÌme sexe in 1949. It then goes on to consider four novels by women writers publishing between the 1970s and the present, asking to what extent they can be read in terms of feminist theory, and how their representation of the social, cultural and artistic position of being a woman and a writer changes with the times.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass FR2202 or pass FR2022 or pass FR2032
Weekly contact: 1-hour lecture, 1-hour seminar and 1 surgery hour.
As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%
Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%
Module coordinator: Dr K E Jones
Module teaching staff: Dr K Jones