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FR345 Summative essay titles

Use of material

  • If you choose to write two essays, you may not use any text in both essays.
  • If you choose to write two essays, you must write one essay on texts studied in Term 1 AND one essay on texts studied in Term 2.
  • If you choose the single essay option (50% assessed essay and 50% formal two-hour examination), you cannot reuse texts or material from your summative essay in the exam.
  • The submitted essay’s title(s) must specify which texts you are using.


You may, If you wish, discuss the same text/thinker in a summative assignment as you have discussed in a piece of formative assignment, but you must not reproduce in part or whole any of your formative assignment in your summative assignment.

You will receive guidance and support in the writing of your summative essay in the following ways:

  1. Refresher workshop on essay-writing skills. Details can be found on the Study Skills Moodle. This is optional, but recommended.
  2. Narrative feedback, including suggestions for strengthening the work, on any formative assignments submitted. You may also discuss returned work in person with the relevant tutor during office hours.

Summative essay titles

Choose one of the following titles:


‘The Second Sex often creates the impression that the best that women can hope for is to obtain equality with men without men having to rethink their roles and identities’ (RODGERS). Is this an accurate reading of Le Deuxième Sexe?

‘Women in favo[u]r of egalitarianism do not understand the necessity of special rights for women’ (IRIGARAY). How successfully does Irigaray argue this case in Je, tu, nous?

Analyse Roland Barthes’s approach in Mythologies to ONE of the following themes: arts and culture; social manipulation; the press; advertising.

Compare and contrast the deployment of the term and concept of ‘mythe’ in any TWO of the texts studied on the module this TERM.


To be confirmed.

Please note

In the examination for this module, you will not be permitted to re-use texts or material which have featured in your summative (assessed) essay.