Women in French Texts
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
critically analyse selected French and/or Francophone literary works;
analyse and evaluate the depiction of women in French texts according to the socio-political context in which the works were conceived;
critically analyse the narrative devices and themes in the prescribed texts as they relate to the portrayal of women;
apply advanced-level comprehension skills to the reading of French and/or Francophone texts; and
demonstrate competence and accuracy in writing in French about complex aesthetic, historical, etc. issues relating to literary texts.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
The role of women in France has changed over time and French literature, like all literature, reflects their society’s values and beliefs. When studying this subject you will focus on representations of women in French literature from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, situating texts within their historical, cultural, political and social context. You will use your advanced French language skills to conduct a close textual analysis of the prescribed works and extend your reading and writing skills to a high level. In this subject you will be introduced to important French literary movements and discuss their critical reception by the scholarly community. Because the subject spans a broad time period, it provides you with a global view of women in literature whilst also allowing close analysis of relationships and connections between the specific texts and authors studied. This subject will enhance your understanding of French culture.
Assessment 1: Essay and Textual Analysis. 2500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5 Assessment 2: Online Participation. 600 words (equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5 Assessment 3: Take Home Exam. 2hrs 30 mins. 2000 words (equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4
- Assessment 1: Essay and Textual Analysis. 2500 words. Essay in French and textual analysis in French or English. (50%)
- Assessment 2: Online Participation. 600 words (equivalent). (10%)
- Assessment 3: Take Home Exam. 2hrs 30 mins. 2000 words (equivalent). Open-book essay written in French or English, on at least two of the texts covered in the subject (40%)
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