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FR407 - The New Wave in French Cinema 1958-68

  • Module code: FR407
  • Module name: The New Wave in French Cinema 1958-68
  • Department: French Studies
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The 1960s in France were a period of tremendous cultural and social upheaval. In the cinema, it saw the arrival of a new generation of film-makers (including such famous names as Chabrol, Godard, Truffaut, Rivette, Rohmer, or Varda), who brought a fresh dynamism and extraordinary inventiveness to film. In this module, we study a number of films drawn from the varied output of the period, and seek to chart the development of a distinctive film style as well as the social changes that led France to the brink of political collapse in May 1968.

Principal learning outcomes

N/A

Timetabled teaching activities

Roughly four hours attendance per week are required for this module, including lecture and seminar

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/french/current/ug/modules/finalyear/newwavecinema

Other essential notes

not available 2011-12

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: FR407-15)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%
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 Italian with French (R3R1) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Spanish Studies and French Studies (R4R1) - Year 4
Optional
  • Undergraduate Politics with French (M1RC) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate English and French (QR3A) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate French Studies (R101) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate French with Sociology (R1L3) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate French with International Studies (R1MA) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate French with International Studies (R1MA) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate French Studies with Spanish (R1R4) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate French Studies with German (R1RA) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate French Studies with Italian (R1RB) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate French and History (R1VA) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate French with Theatre Studies (R1W4) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate French with Film Studies (R1WA) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate French and Italian Studies (RR13) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate History of Art and French (V3R1) - Year 4