APARTMENT STORIES IN 19TH AND 20TH CENTURY LITERATURE

FRE3AST

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will examine representations of Parisian urban living spaces in 19th and 20th century novels from Zola to Perec, analysing the intersection between urban and domestic life, their narrative structures and the construction of novelistic space. Students will be introduced to the architectural, literary and urban histories of Paris through a detailed study of fictional works including Emile Zola's Pot-Bouille, Georges Perec's La Vie mode d'emploi.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRaphael Trantoul

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites FRE3005, FRE4007, FRE4009 or coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSubject Reading GuidePrescribedFrench Programtba
ReadingsLa Vie mode d'emploiPrescribedGeorges PerecLivre de Poche

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to read with ease most forms of the written language, including linguistically complex texts, specialised articles and literary works.

Activities:
All
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Literacies and Communication Skills
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Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Ability to work in pairs or as a team, with commitment to shared goals, team processes and appropriate interpersonal skills.

Activities:
In-class presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

03. Demonstrated ability to apply creative thinking processes to complex or ill-structured problems, making meaningful new connections between apparently challenging, contradictory or unlikely elements, including mathematical constraints in formalist texts by Oulipo members

Activities:
All
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

04. Participation in an intercultural dialogue with the French-speaking world

Activities:
All
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

05. Presentation on proposed researched topic for essay or project

Activities:
In-class presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

06. Write argumentative texts on studied topics, developing a line of argument.

Activities:
2,000-word essay; tutorial journal.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

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