What do I need?
For the introductory lecture you simply need to take yourselves and something to make notes with.
Please read the first two pages of Balzac's Le Père Goriot in advance of the lecture. Don't worry - this isn't a new set text! Your lecturer will use this extract as a 'way in' to the module.
Click on this link to access the extract (pages 3 and 4 of this edition): http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=50dAAAAAcAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=le+pere+goriot&hl=en&ei=Zil6ToeYCae80QWk7t3XAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=book-thumbnail&resnum=2&ved=0CDQQ6wEwAQ#v=onepage&q=le%20pere%20goriot&f=false
Can be downloaded here.