Module Identifier FR30910  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator To Be Arranged  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Pre-Requisite (Normally) Eligibility for entry to Level 3 French.  
Course delivery Lecture   15 lectures / seminars / tutorials  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours  70%
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: One essay of 1500 - 2000 words  30%
Supplementary Exam 1 x 2 hour examination if continuous assessment submitted. 1 x 3 examination if no continuous assessment submitted.100%

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
As outcomes of their studies, students will have acquired a knowledge of the changes in conventions from Baroque to Classicism in French 17th-century drama, and be acquainted with the greatest dramatists in these two fields. They will also be more deeply aware, after close textual study, of the resources of language, and of some of the ways in which it can be manipulated.

Brief description

An analysis, emphasising theatricality and theatrical tradition, of key works by the major dramatists of the period.

Lectures will be given on unstarred texts only. Continuous assessment will be set on the starred texts only, which will not be lectured on. There will be seminars on all texts. Examination questions will be set on all texts.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
* Corneille, P Le Cid Classiques Larousse
* Moliere Le Misanthrope Livre de Poche
* Racine, J Phedre Classiques Larousse
Corneille, P. Horace Classiques Larousse
Molière Tartuffe Livre de Poche
Racine, J Andromaque Classiques Larousse


This module is at CQFW Level 6