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FR4183   African Francophone Fiction

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

From Senegal to Rwanda, the former colonial language of French is spoken in 26 countries on the African continent. One of the important legacies of French and Belgian colonisation in Africa has been the emergence of African francophone literature. However, the African writer's relationship with the French language is a conflictual one, bound up with a history of colonial oppression. This module introduces students to fiction in French by writers from sub-Saharan Africa from the 1950s to the twenty-first century. Through the study of a selection of novels by major African authors, students will develop knowledge and understanding of the contexts of production of francophone African literature and the impact of colonisation on African literature in French, alongside a sophisticated analytical grasp of the literary works themselves.

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 lecture (x 11 weeks), 1 seminar (x 6 weeks), 1 surgery hour (x 11 weeks) and 2 hours of compulsory film/video viewing over the semester

Scheduled learning hours: 16

Guided independent study hours: 134

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Written Examinations = 60%, Practical Examinations = 0%, Coursework = 40%

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

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


Module teaching staff: Prof N M Hitchcott