This unit of study will examine the French literary field, its traditions and its innovations. The approach will be both literary and sociological. Major theoretical and cultural issues related to literature studies, such as the "death of the author", the emergence of new literary genres and textualities ("bandes dessinees", writers' blogs, fiction online) and the future of the book (literary agencies, creative writing workshops, awards and competitions) will be viewed in their socio-cultural environment.
1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x15 minute Oral Presentation (equivalent to 1500wds) (20%), 1x1500wd written task (20%), 1x3000wd Essay (50%), Tutorial participation (10%)
FRNC3002 or FRNC3633 or FRNC1632 or FRNC2633 or (FRNC3626 and FRNC2627) or (FRNC3606 and FRNC2625)