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The French Novel (1900 - 1950) HEF423

Note: This unit is offered subject to a minimum enrolment of 5 prior to the commencement of the semester.


Offers a detailed study of three outstanding 20th-century authors, Mauriac, Sartre and Camus, who remain highly relevant to contemporary thinking. The unit raises issues such as the quest for authenticity, the oppressiveness of traditional structures and the call to involvement in the existential struggle. Each author is studied within his historical and cultural setting.


Unit name The French Novel (1900 - 1950)
Unit code HEF423
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages
Teaching staff TBA
Level Honours
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Teaching Pattern2x1-hr seminars weekly
AssessmentTutorial presentation and 500-word paper in French (20%), 1,500-word essay in French (30%), 3-hr exam (50%)
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