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FR922 - The Lure of Italy

  • Module code: FR922
  • Module name: The Lure of Italy
  • Department: French Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

"This is an MA module designed primarily to complement the core module on the Pan-Romanticisms MA but which will also complement the MA in Translation, Writing and Cultural Difference. A good reading level of ONE of French, German or Italian is essential and prior study of some aspect of literature is desirable. The module aims to evaluate the impact of Italy on German and French writers of the Romantic age but also the influence these countries may have had in return on Italy. Seminars will take a thematic approach to permit a broad exploration of the last decades of the 18th century and the first decades of the 19th. Topics to be covered will include: travel literature the grand tour; art, architecture and archaeology; fictional representation; political consciousness. "

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students will be able to evaluate the development of literary, social and political concerns in the texts of a key period in Italy, France and Germany, Demonstrate relevant factual knowledge about the authors, texts and issues under discussion and demonstrate understanding of the texts at a thematic level as well as stylistic and linguistic level. Critically analyse and engage with scholarly debates and different theoretical approaches to the texts and the period Successfully communicate what they have learnt both orally and in writing and develop research skills.

Timetabled teaching activities

term 2 weekly seminars times to be confirmed

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: FR922-30)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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