Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years
(Normally) Eligibility for entry to Level 2 French

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 15 lectures / seminars / tutorials


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Essay of 1500-2000 words or seminar presentation  Continuous Assessment:  30%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   70%
Supplementary Exam 1 x 2 hour examination if continuous assessment submitted. 1 x 3 examination if no continuous assessment submitted.  100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students will have gained knowledge of France under occupation (1940-1944) and the immediate aftermath of the war from the points of view of a member of the Resistance (Vaillaud) and an arch-collaborator (Celine). They will also have gained an insight into the problems created by the Algerian War (1954-1962) and its consequeces.

Brief description

The aim of this course is to study the reactions of some major French writers of the twentieth century to the European and colonial conflicts which brought France to the point of war. The texts will be studied as works of literature or dramatic productions in their own right as well as for their value in providing their authors' experience of war and their proposed solutions to conflict. The module will comprise lectures and seminars on four texts.


This module is at CQFW Level 5