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French Studies MA (Pathway of MA European Languages & Cultures)

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  • Objectives
    -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
    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.
  • Academic Title
    French Studies MA (Pathway of MA European Languages & Cultures)
  • Course description
    Course description

    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.

    Module details

    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
    -Diderot
    -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
    -Text-Image Studies
    -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
    -Language Evolution
    -Sociolinguistics
    -Language Change

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