MA in Modern French Studies
The MA in Modern French Studies offers students the opportunity to study a range of major writers and key themes in French literature, visual culture and thought from the eighteenth century to the present day. This programme is designed for students with a variety of interests, including literature, the visual arts, philosophy and aesthetics. It also reflects the research specialisms and publications of the members of staff involved. Students take four 30-credit taught modules during the Autumn and Spring terms, each of which is taught in English and assessed by one 5,000 word essay in either English or French, and write one 12,000-word dissertation (60 credits) in either English or French over the summer.
The modules offered on this programme are as follows (subject to availability):
- FR807: Postmodern French Detective Fiction
- FR866: Literature and Theory
- FR869: Varieties of Artifice: The Painting in the Text in Modern French Studies
- FR870: Through a Lens: The Photograph in the Text in Modern French Studies
- FR872: Theories of Art in Modern French Thought
Modules will be taught over two terms and will normally consist of ten classes of two hours' duration. All students are expected to attend the relevant postgraduate studies skills courses offered by the Faculty. Along with other research students in the School of European Culture and Languages, French students are also encouraged to attend research seminars organised by the Centre for Modern European Literature.
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