Module Identifier FR21820  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
Co-ordinator Dr Heather M Williams  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   10 Hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours (2 essays questions)60%
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: Two essays of 1500 words each  40%
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 be able to contrast critically different literary representations of Brittany, and show an awareness of the relevance of the theoretical frameworks explored.

Brief description

This module examines the way Brittany is, and has been, 'represented', or even 'constructed' in French culture. We will explore different representations of Brittany through analysis of texts ranging in date from 1828 to 1975, and in genre from film and visual art to literature and bande dessinee. The module approaches France as a set of diverse cultural and linguistic identities, questions the hegemony of the French language, and introduces the theoretical framework of post-colonialism.

Reading Lists

** Essential Reading
Villiers de l'Isle-Adam 'L'Intersigne' in Contes cruels
Lebesque, Morvan (1970) Comment peut-on etre breton?: Essai sur la democratie francaise Seuil
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


This module is at CQFW Level 5