Récits de vie: Life Writing in French (FRNC3684)


Our life stories are never wholly our own. This course will focus on the various ways in which recent French life writing explores the boundaries between self and other, the individual and the collective, the personal and the social. Students will be familiarised with the development of autobiographical writing in France and introduced to recent autobiographical theory. They will be encouraged to dialogue with both autobiographical and theoretical texts through discussion and written exercises.

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Further unit of study information


1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x15min Class presentation (2000wd equivalent) (30%), 3xshort written exercises (1000wd equivalent total) (20%), 1xResearch essay (equivalent to 3000wds in English) (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


FRNC2633, and any 12 credit points from (FRNC2644, FRNC2651, FRNC2655, FRN2656, FRNC2657, FRNC2671, FRNC2675, FRNC2680, FRNC2681, FRNC2688, FRNC2691, FRNC2692, FRNC2693)



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Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.