Module Identifier FR34120  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Andrew Hussey  
Semester Semester 1  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours (an introductory lecture; 3 on each author)  
  Seminars / Tutorials   6 seminars (2 introductory seminars, one on each author, one concluding seminar)  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours   60%  
  Continuous assessment   One essay of 3000-4000 words   40%  
  Resit assessment   One two-hour examination unless c/a defective / absent in which case one three-hour examination.    

Learning outcomes
Students who follow this module will be encouraged to develop their critical skills and engage in close scrutiny of texts and documents of the period. Surrealism and its legacy will then be considered in its historical context in a way that allows students to situate the movement against its period.

Brief description
The module will introduce students to the Surrealist movement and with readings of key texts by three major figures develop an awareness of Surrealism's political context.

Reading Lists
** Essential Reading
Andre Breton. (1928) Nadja.
Louis Aragon. (1926) Le Paysan de Paris.
Georges Bataille. (1957) Le Bleu du ciel.
** Supplementary Text
Andre Breton. (1957) Manifestes du Surrealisme.
Maurice Nadeau. (1964) Histoire du Surrealisme.
Michael Richardson. (1994) Georges Bataille.
Robert Short. (1975) Dada and Surrealism.
Francis Marmande. (1985) L'indifferences des ruines, variations sur l'ecriture du Bleu du ciel.

Andrew Hussey. 'Tempete de flammes: Surrealism, Bataille and the perennial philosophy of Heraclitus' in Parallax, pp.151-167. 4.