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FR4180   Modern French Thought

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 will focus on the notions of identity and community as they have been thought and expressed in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, at the intersection between philosophy, literature and film. What does it mean to be together or 'be with'? Who or what do we identify with? Who is 'we'? Who can say 'we' and on behalf of whom? These questions are relevant to the reflection on cultural as opposed to national identity, especially in the context of globalisation. Notions of migration(s), language, representation and participation will be central to this module. Authors on the programme will include Hélène Cixous, Jacques Derrida, Jean-Luc Nancy and Marc Crépon. This module will be taught primarily in French.

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 seminar and 1 surgery hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 16

Guided independent study hours: 134

Assessment pattern

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

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr E Laügt