French 5: Litterature et Société

Course Dates: 26/04/22 - 28/06/22
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Location: Online

Ce module s’interrogera sur les possibilités pour l’art de se manifester à l’extérieur des institutions muséales traditionnelles, permettant ainsi de considérer l’immersion littéraire comme étant non seulement une expérience de lecture, mais aussi une approche face à l’art visuel.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Finished Tue, day, 26 Apr - 28 Jun '22

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course will examine the possibilities for art to manifest itself outside of traditional museum institutions.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Dix extraits de romans contemporains sur lesquels appuyer cette discussion :

• Les sept noms du peintre : Vies imaginaires d'Erich Sebastian Berg de Philippe Le Guillou (1997)
• Terrasse à Rome de Pascal Quignard (2000)
• Œuvres de Edouard Levé (2002)
• Lorsque j'étais une œuvre d'art d'Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt (2004)
• Le portrait de Pierre Assouline (2007)
• Les Onze de Pierre Michon (2009)
• La Carte et le territoire de Michel Houellebecq (2010)
• Le Dernier Tango de Kees Van Dongen de François Bott (2014)
• Sigma de Julia Deck (2017)
• Hélène Bonafous-Murat, Avancez masqués (2018).

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- to become a proficient French speaker with a critical appreciation of the literature and film, culture and contemporary history of France and French-speaking countries
- to develop enhanced oral capacity to organise and structure ideas
- to analyse and discuss a range of literary texts, with confidence
- to identify the major institutional and ideological factors at play in the social, political and cultural development of modern and contemporary French literature.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Students should have an advanced level of French and an interest in history, culture and society as well as in literature. They should also be able to read literary works in French, to lead and participate in discussions in French.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

All material provided by tutor.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

French 5 courses. Please ask your tutor for advice or contact Languages on

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