Module Identifier FR21820  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   10 Hours  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours   60%  
  Continuous assessment   Two essays of 1500 - 2000 words each   40%  

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students will be able to critically contrast different literary representations of Brittany, and show an awareness to the relevance of the theoretical frameworks explored.

This module examines France as a set of diverse cultural/linguistic identities. It questions the hegemony of the French language, and the notion of a literary canon, and introduces the theoretical framework of post-colonialism. More specifically the module focuses on contrasting examples of literature that seek to represent, explain, describe or chronicle a 'region' of France. Lectures will provide the necessary historical (and literary-historical) background, and seminars (level 2 and level 3 students will be taught separately) will concentrate on the close analysis of 'representations' of Brittany. It will provide level 2 students with an introduction to the work of some canonical writers, and will consolidate level 3 students' knowledge of the same.

Reading Lists
** Essential Reading
Balzac, Honore de. (1998) Les Chouans. Pocket
Corbiere, Tristan. (1973) Les Amours jaunes. Gallimard
Flaubert, Gustave. Par les champs et par les greves. extracts
Helias, Pierre-Jakez. (1975) Le Cheval d'orgueil. Plon
Renan, Ernest. (1992) Souvenirs d'enfance et de jeunesse. Pocket
Souvestre, Emile. (1836) Les derniers Bretons Le Foyer breton: Contes et recits populaires. 2 tomes
Villiers de l'Isle-Adam. 'L'Intersigne' in Contes cruels.