Undergraduate Course: Le Conte Traditionnel en France (ELCF10031)
|School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
|College of Humanities and Social Science
|Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area
|European Languages and Cultures - French
|Other subject area
|Taught in Gaelic?
|The course introduces the concepts and theories associated with the study of traditional narratives, covering such issues as orality and literacy, traditional and formulaic composition, motif and type within the tale. Sociological and psychoanalytic approaches to understanding the tales will be explored alongside structural and aesthetic ones. Through the close reading of a number of masterpieces of the genre, all of which show various approaches to rehandling the traditional material by conscious literary artists, it will offer not only a broad knowledge of the types of traditional tale current in France from the Middle Ages to the present day, but encourage exploration of the cultural and social pressures which both keep alive and constantly modify some of the most fundamental of human stories.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
| Students MUST have passed:
French 2 (ELCF08001)
| Entry to Honours in French
| Purchase of set texts
Information for Visiting Students
|FLUENCY IN FRENCH AND PROOF OF SATISFACTORY STUDY AT UNIVERSITY LEVEL OF AN APPROPRIATE AREA OF FRENCH CULTURE (LITERATURE, CINEMA, POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS).
|Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|By the end of these courses students will be expected to show the ability:
-to demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of the chosen
-to recognise and acknowledge the complexity of the subject
-to show a good understanding of and apply competently complex conceptual frameworks
-to construct coherent arguments which demonstrate an awareness of the problems posed by the texts/ issues studied
-to demonstrate a high level of expression in both written and oral presentations
-to carry out personal research under the guidance of the tutor and offer evidence of research initiative
-to offer alternative perspectives, identify and accommodate ambiguities and show an awareness of nuance
-to demonstrate an awareness of the research agenda relating to the topic.
|ONE 2,000 WORD ESSAY (40%) AND ONE 90 MINUTE EXAM (60%)
|French Literature, Short Story, Folklore, Popular Tale, Orality, Literacy
|Prof Philip Bennett
Tel: (0131 6)50 8413
|Mrs Jacqueline Barnhart
Tel: (0131 6)50 4026