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FR231 - Modern Masterpieces

  • Module code: FR231
  • Module name: Modern Masterpieces
  • Department: French Studies
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Through this module you will become familiar with the texts most popularly associated with four major and internationally-acclaimed writers of the modern period .We start with the inimitable Proust who records his own vision of the wicked and decadent society of the Belle Epoque or Naughty Nineties while at the same time looking at the nature and function of memory (Combray). Led by the controversial figure of André Gide we next travel through France and Italy to North Africa on a voyage of self-discovery (L'Immoraliste). Following this, a fellow Nobel prizewinner Albert Camus offers us, with ironic topicality, an examination of a biological weapon we may already be carrying within us (La Peste). And finally we take a look, in his first novel (La Nausée) at the bizarre world of the famous existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre and evaluate the relationship between external reality, words and music.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/french/current/ug/modules/secondyear/modernmasterpieces

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: FR231-15)
C1 (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 50%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 50%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Undergraduate French Studies with Chinese (R1T1) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Modern Languages (R900) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Modern Languages (R900) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Modern Languages with Linguistics (R9Q2) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate French and Italian Studies (RR13) - Year 2
Optional
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and French (M163) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate English and French (QR3A) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate French Studies (R101) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate French with Sociology (R1L3) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate French with International Studies (R1MA) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate French Studies with Spanish (R1R4) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate French Studies with Portuguese (R1R5) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate French Studies with Russian (R1R7) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate French Studies with German (R1RA) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate French Studies with Italian (R1RB) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate French Studies with Japanese (R1T2) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate French Studies with Arabic (R1T6) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate French and History (R1VA) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate French with Theatre Studies (R1W4) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate French with Film Studies (R1WA) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Spanish Studies and French Studies (R4R1) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Spanish Studies and French Studies (R4R1) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Italian and European Literature (RQ32) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate French and Italian Studies (RR13) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate History of Art and French (V3R1) - Year 2