Romanticism to Modernism: Three French Novels

Ref: C3741550

We will read & study the following three novels:- The Devil's Pool. George Sand Claudine's House.Colette(aka My Mother's House) In Search of Lost Time.Volume 1.The Way by Swann's.

Course aim

To explore the changes in French Literature from the "Romanticism" of the 19th Century to Proust's magnum opus.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • Anyone interested in Literature & with a good understanding of English.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • compare & contrast the literary approaches of Sand,Colette & Proust.
  • critically analyse texts through group discussion.
  • describe how French Literature develops from & contributes to social,political & cultural changes.

How will I be taught?

  • Following the tutors input there will be structured group discussions.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • You will need to obtain & read the three novels listed above

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • You will need to have completed reading the relevant novel prior to the three week session allocated to each one.The novels have been listed in order of study.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Romanticism to Modernism: Three French Novels Course Outline

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  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
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