Key French Texts - ARTS3487

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of Humanities and Languages

Course Outline: School of Humanities & Languages

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: ARTS3481 or ARTS3482 or ARTS3483

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Subject Area: French Studies

Key French Texts focuses on several major literary and cinematographic works in French. The texts and films may include the following: Camus' narrative "La Chute"; his play "Les Justes" and Resnais' film "Hiroshima mon Amour", including Duras' screenplay. The course entails a study of political, ethical and social issues in these works. It also addresses the question of what makes these texts works of art, in particular in analyses of the forms of narrative, drama and film. Questions which recur in these works relate to justice, terrorism, war and peace, forgiveness, history and memory.

Key Topics: Conceptions of justice in the set texts; Terrorism; The limits of violence; Survival and self-sacrifice; Truth and fiction; Language, style and genre of the set texts.

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