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Module

FRE2009 : Paris: Aspects of History and Culture

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Kathryn Robson
  • Lecturer: Dr Gillian Jein, Professor Guy Austin
  • Owning School: Modern Languages
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

-To provide students with a broad knowledge of the history of Paris and its role in French national identity through the study of a variety of cultural texts representing the city.
- To introduce students to the detailed study of a variety of cultural texts representing Paris.
- To introduce students to theoretical ideas associated with notions of social geography, cultural memory and urban topography

Outline Of Syllabus

This module contains three weeks of introductory lectures plus a seminar and then covers four topics which may include, for example: Modernisation and Alienation, Marginality, Flanerie, Revolution, Visions of the City, Politics of the Town Hall and Language. Two topics will be covered in Semester 1 and two in Semester 2; there are also two essay-writing seminars and a feedback session, as well as a concluding overview session.
The lectures for this course will be taught in French and the seminars in English.
The module will be thematically organised into an introductory overview block followed by four sections comprising four lectures and two seminars each. In lectures, students will be given historical background and introduced to theoretical work which they will be encouraged to apply to the study of texts from a variety of different media. The module will be assessed by two essays, one to be written in English and one in French.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable