APARTMENT STORIES IN 19TH AND 20TH CENTURY LITERATURE

FRE3AST

2015

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 Emile Zola's Pot-Bouille and 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 FRE2003, FRE3005, FRE4007 or equivalent

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSubject Reading GuidePrescribedN/AN/A

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
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

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:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)

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.

Activities:
All
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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

Activities:
All
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

05. Present a talk on researched topic.

Activities:
In-class presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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

Activities:
2,000-word essay; tutorial journal.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRaphael Trantoul

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2,000-word essay (2,000-word equivalent)55 01, 02, 06
In-class presentation (600-word equivalent)10 02, 03, 04, 05
Tutorial journal (1,400-word equivalent).35 01, 04, 06