- Module code: FR248
- Module name: Colonial Memory
- Department: French Studies
- Credit: 15
Module content and teaching
"Does colonialism merely belong to the past? Recent French examples show that nearly half a century after decolonisation the colonial past is still informing – and sometime haunting – public (and private) debates on immigration, ‘French-ness’ and the very nature of republicanism. This module will explore the relationship between imperialism and culture and will focus on a wide selection of materials ranging from novels, essays and feature films."
Principal learning outcomes
The first part of the module will concentrate on the colonial era (1880-1960) and assess the impact of French colonial discourses and counter-discourses on imagination (or more specifically on what is referred to as 'l'imaginaire' in French). The second part will evaluate the use of the colonial past in contemporary culture.
Timetabled teaching activities
Teaching will be by a combination of lecture and seminar; there will be one lecture and one seminar per week.
|Assessment group||Assessment name||Percentage|
|15 CATS (Module code: FR248-15)|
|C (Assessed/examined work)||Assessed Course Work||50%|
|Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9)||50%|
|Assessed Course Work||100%|
This module is available on the following courses:
- Undergraduate French with Sociology (R1L3) - Year 2
- Undergraduate French Studies with Portuguese (R1R5) - Year 2
- Undergraduate Italian and European Literature (RQ32) - Year 3