The purpose of this module is to serve as an introductory and preparatory programme for students taking the English and French joint degree. It aims to introduce students to close reading skills within a comparative context and to enable them to develop critical skills and vocabulary. A further key aim is to allow students to develop some competence in the translation of French literary texts into English, and to analyse and discuss the particular issues arising from this exercise. The module is also designed to present an introduction to the second and third year modules covering a range of materials from the fourteenth to the twentieth centuries. The focus is on different forms of poetry.
One three-hour examination