Comments about French Studies MA (Pathway of MA European Languages & Cultures) - At the institution - Manchester - Greater Manchester
-make students fully conversant with the methods of scholarly research in a humanities discipline and the resources necessary for such research. -equip students for further study and research. -provide graduates holding a first degree in a modern European language or languages with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the literature and culture of one or more areas where these languages are spoken. -provide a thorough grounding in modern critical theoretical approaches to literary and cultural studies.
Entry requirements: The normal requirement for admission to the MA is an Upper Second class Honours degree, or higher, or its overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject, usually the language(s) to be studied.
French Studies MA (Pathway of MA European Languages & Cultures)
The MA French Studies pathway, is a modular course with a free choice of course units from those offered within French. This pathway comprises the prescribed core course units in Research Methods (30 credits) and Critical Theory I and II (30 credits), a dissertation (60 credits) and two or more optional course units (to a total of 60 credits).
Areas of specialist study include: Enlightenment Thought; European Children's Literature; Theatre, Dance and Performance; Popular Music; Francophonie, Gender and Sexuality; Holocaust Studies; Medieval and Renaissance studies, Text/Image/Book.
Compulsory course units include: Critical Theory and Research Methods. Optional course units available typically include:
-National Identity in Europe 1945 to the Present
-French Theatre in the 18 th Century: Theory and Practice
-Women in the 19 th Century Novel
-Performance, Dance and the Body
-The Materiality of Texts
-Trauma and Memory in 20th Century French Life Writing
-Bodies of Mystery and Imagination: Representations of Gender and Sexuality in Medieval and Renaissance France
-Illustrations in Nineteenth-Century Children's Literature
-Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary French Cinema
-Gender, Sexuality and the Body in Modern French Life Writing
-Instruction and Amusement in Early European Children's Literature
-Constructions of National Identity in French Popular Music
-In or Out? Inclusion and Exclusion in Old French Narrative
-Meaning and the Translator, with Reference to French and English
-Delacroix and Literary Painting
-Representing the Holocaust: the Case of Post-War German Cinema
-Contemporary Women's Writing in German
-Religion and Politics in France ca 1590-ca 1720
-Key Concepts in Modern European History