Course syllabus


A comparative study of the relation between gender and culture in selected sources: films, novels, personal and theoretical writings from France, North Africa, the Caribbean, Africa, the French-speaking Pacific and Quebec.

The course will focus particularly on the relationship between language and identity and will draw on key concepts from postcolonial theory and French poststructuralist thinkers.



Coursework only

Research Essay 1 (6,000 - 7,000 words, in French): 65%

Research Essay 2 (2,000 words, in French): 15%

Oral Presentation: 20%


Lecturer/Coordinator: Dr Trudy Agar

Points: 30

Restrictions: FRENCH 329


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