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Twentieth-Century French Poetry (6 points)


Leader: Philip Anderson

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: This unit will consider a range of writing practices in French from verse forms to the prose poem through representative texts and authors of the 20th century. It will examine formal features of these practices and other definitions of their poeticite. It will ask what (if any) particularly poetic sense they make and how they make sense, looking at the theoretical work of poets and literary theorists and testing it against writing practices.

Assessment: Essay No.1 in French (1000 words): 25% + Essay No.2 in French (1500 words): 30% + Seminar presentation (1500 words): 30% + Notebook (500 words): 15%

Contact Hours: 3 hour seminar per week

Prerequisites: FRN2020 or FRN2080

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