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FR402 Coursework and assessment titles

Coursework (formative essays) 2014-15

1 Essay OR 1 commentary (length c. 1500) to be submitted end of week 5 of term 2

EITHER

Discuss the extent to which EITHER Diderot’s Le Fils naturel OR Sedaine’s Le Philosophe sans le savoir meet Diderot’s theoretical expectations of the drame bourgeois.

OR

With reference to one play studied so far on the module, discuss the treatment of social status.

OR

Write a commentary on Beaumarchais’s Le Barbier de Séville, Act II, scene xi.

 

Assessed work (summative essays): to be submitted (electronic and paper) by noon Tuesday 12 May 2015

1 Essay OR 1 commentary (length c. 2000-2500) to be submitted by 11am Monday of week 4 of term 3.

EITHER

Talking of eighteenth-century drama, a critic mentions a 'confusion, entre émotion esthétique et émotion tout court' (Lagarde et Michard). Discuss with reference to at least ONE of the plays studied on the module.

OR

'Le drame apparaît alors comme le genre même des Lumières, celui qui diffusera largement leur philosophie' (P. Frantz). Discuss this with reference to at least one of the plays studied on the module.

OR

Analyse the function of letters and music in Beaumarchais's Le Barbier de Séville.

OR

'Dumas ne cherche aucunement à donner des leçons à son public' (F. Bassan). How does this statement apply to Antony.

OR

Write a commentary on the following extract from Sedaine's Le Philosophe sans le savoir: (Word Document)fr402_summative_commentary.docx

 

 


OR Replace both the assessed piece of work and the exam with a 4000-5000-word dissertation of your choice.

 

You should note that in the examination for this module, you will not be permitted to answer a question relating to material on which you have submitted an assessed essay.