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FR2005: Socio-Political Issues of Contemporary France in Fiction and Translation

FR2005: Socio-Political Issues of Contemporary France in Fiction and Translation

Convenor: Dr Hannah Thompson

Teaching: Dr Hannah Thompson (T1), Dr Ruth Cruickshank (T2)

Assessment: Formative Translation / Commentary, comparative Essay (30%), Exam (60%), Presentation (10%)

Overview: The course will be structured aroundcontemporary French novels which collectively deal with the three important issues in post-2000 French society: class, gender and ethnicity All texts will have received wide critical acclaim, be available in poche versions and will have been chosen for their contemporariness, readability and appeal to a c.20 year-old audience as well as for the ways they reflect issues in contemporary French society. The focus of the course is not literary criticism, rather, it uses some recent, critically-acclaimed but popular and accessible literary texts to elucidate key aspects of contemporary French society and its vernacular language.

Key Bibliography

Delphine de Vigan, No et moi (Paris: Livre de Poche, 2009) ISBN 978-2253124801 

Edouard Louis, En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule (Paris: Seuil,‎ 2014), ISBN 978-2-02-111770-7

Faïza Guène, Kiffe Kiffe Demain (Paris: Livre de Poche 2005) ISBN 978-2253113751

Nicolas Fargues, Tu verras (Paris: Folio 2012) ISBN 978-2070448395

 

  
 
 
 
 

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