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DEPARTMENT OF FRENCH Senior Freshman Handbook 2009 - 2010 Two-Subject Moderatorship
This Handbook should be read in conjunction with relevant entries in
the University Calendar. In case of any conflict between the
Handbook and the Calendar, the provisions of the Calendar shall
apply. Copies of the University Calendar can be purchased or
consulted either in the Library or on the web at: Lecturing staff
Individual telephones can be accessed from outside College by pre-fixing
(01) 896; email addresses are followed by . Dr Sarah Alyn Stacey, room 4105, tel. 2686, email
Dr Edward Arnold, room 4106, tel. 1836, email
Ms Annick Ferré, room 4104, tel. 1977, email
Professor Johnnie Gratton, room 4090, tel. 2278, email (on leave
Michaelmas Term 2009)
Dr Rachel Hoare, room 4103, tel. 1842, email
Dr Claire Laudet, room 4108, tel. 2313, email
Mr Tommy Murtagh, room 4114, tel. 1511, email
Mr David Parris, room 4112, tel. 1979, email
Dr Paule Salerno-O'Shea, room 4113, tel. 1472, email >(on leave
Michaelmas Term 2009)
Professor David Scott (Head of Department), room 3135, tel. 1374, email
Lectrices, room 4077, ext. 1248
Florence Impens
Audrey Robitaillie
Léa Lefranc
Séléna Benattou Language assistants, room 212 in Foster Place, ext. 3052 Alexandra Tauvry
Marjorie Deleuze
Judith Villez Executive Officers Ms Mary Kelly and Ms Sinéad Doran, room 4111, tel. 1553, email
Ms Lorraine Kerr and Ms Tracy Corbett, room 4089, tel. 1333 (mornings
only), email Term Dates Michaelmas Term: Monday 28 September 2009 - Friday 18 December 2009
Hilary Term: Monday 18 January 2010 - Friday 5 April 2010
Trinity Term: Monday 12 April 2010 - Friday 28 June 2010 Coordination
Overall year coordinator: Dr Sarah Alyn Stacey
Language: Ms Annick Ferré
Literature: Prof. David Scott
Ideas: Dr Sarah Alyn Stacey
Linguistics: Dr Rachel Hoare
Schol: Prof. Johnnie Gratton Bonne rentrée et bon courage! Courses Language Programme
Written Language: Language 1: Grammar Students attend a grammar lecture every week which builds on the foundation
provided in the JF year; the course aims both to develop a number of
familiar grammatical points and to introduce more sophisticated grammatical
structures. The core text book for this course is C. Abbadie et al.,
L'Expression française écrite et orale (Grenoble: PUG 2002) available in
International Books. Class exercises will be taken from this book, and
required grammar exercices will be handed out after the grammar lecture.
Students should also have their Grammaire Ollivier as a reference text, in
addition to the Bescherelle: La Conjugaison pour tous (Paris: Hatier,1997)
and Humbertsone's Mot à mot (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1996). Students are expected to acquire and familiarise themselves with a good
monolingual dictionary. Le Petit Robert is recommended; if that is ruled
out on grounds of expense, Le Micro Robert is an acceptable substitute for
most purposes.
Language 2: Composition and Written Expression Students also attend a weekly language class with a member of the lecturing
staff or a graduate assistant. The dossier for this class is available from
the Departmental Office (Room 4089). This course aims to develop reading
and writing skills, and to introduce students to the exercises of
translation, résumé and essay writing among others. Work submitted for this class counts for 25% of the overall language mark
for the year. This is calculated on the basis of marks awarded for 10 set
assignments. One of these will be an aggregrate mark for all grammar
exercises submitted throughout the year. This will be added to the best
seven marks of the remaining nine assignments. Oral Language Students attend a weekly class with the native lecteurs / lectrices.
Through discussion concerning aspects of contemporary France, this class
aims to develop aural comprehension and oral expression. NB: Since this is your only contact hour with native speakers, and your
only chance to speak French in a small-group environment, it is vital that
you attend on a weekly basis and participate regularly.
Self-Access Grammar Programme In addition, a number of copies of the brochures detailing a programme of
self-access activities used in previous SF years are still available in
4089. Students, particularly those whose marks were weak in the JF Language
I paper, are strongly advised to use these brochures for additional
personal study. Any queries should be addressed to Ms Annick Ferré.
*** Options Students also follow two of the following three additional courses: Ideas into Politics
The French Language - Evolution and Structure All of these courses run throughout the year, with weekly lectures and
weekly seminars. For each course that the student takes, an essay of 2,000-
2,500 words must be submitted. Students therefore write two essays during
the year. Rather than submitting them both together, the deadlines are
spread out (see below). Students can decide which Option essay they will
submit first. Students cannot submit both essays at the same time. Essay
titles are appended. Deadlines: MT essays: by noon on Monday 18 January 2010 HT essays: by noon on Friday 26 March 2010 . One piece of assessed work must be submitted in French. Students may
choose which of the two pieces they wish to write in French.
. In marking these essays, 70% of the mark is given to content, and 30%
to the French language.
. Such work must be word-processed. Students must include an electronic
word count with their essays. Essays of excess length will be returned
and resubmission required.
. For essay writing guidelines, please refer to the comprehensive
document circulated in JF. This document also contains guidelines on
referencing conventions and the presentation of material.
(Dr Alyn Stacey, Dr Arnold, Mr Murtagh) The purpose of this course is twofold. Firstly, it aims to acquaint
students with the ideological traditions of modern France, stretching
back to the Renaissance and forward to the post-war period. Secondly, it
aims to encourage close reading of texts, and to develop skills in the
analysis of arguments, and of the suppositions and values embedded in
them. This function is served primarily by the seminars. With the
exception of Pascal's Pensées and Voltaire's Candide, all texts required
for these will be available in the form of an Anthology available from
the Department Secretary in Room 4089. The Ideas section of the course-work annual examination comprises both
essays and commentaries. For the commentaries, students will be asked to
place the extract in its historical context; to analyse its contents; and
to indicate its interest in relation to the themes of the course. Whether
a particular subject-area is examined by essay or commentary may vary. Lecture schedule
Michaelmas Term
Week 1 Fashioning Politics in 16th-Century Society: Montaigne's De la
coustume et de ne changer aisément une loy receüe
Week 2 A Sceptic's Guide to International Politics: Montaigne's
Des Cannibales (SAS)
Week 3 Montaigne, Political Idealist?
Week 4 Bank Holiday 27th October
Week 5 Pascal's Pensées: Man and Society in the 17th Century
Week 6 Pascal's Pensées: Man and Society in the 17th Century
Week 7 Study Week
Week 8 Pascal's Pensées: Man and Society in the 17th Century
Week 9 Voltaire's Candide, The Enlightenment, and the Best of all
Worlds (SAS)
Week 10 Voltaire's Candide, The Enlightenment, and the Best of all
Worlds (SAS)
Week 11 Voltaire's Garden (or his answer to the Meaning of Life)
Week 12 The French Revolution (EA) Hilary Term
Week 1 Napoleonic Reforms (EA)
Week 2 The Restoration (EA)
Week 3 The Revolutionary Factor in French Political Life
Week 4 Napoleon III and the Second Empire (1848-70) (EA)
Week 5 Intellectuals against the Republic (1871-1914)
Week 6 'Les Guerres franco-françaises' and the Dreyfus affair
Week 7 Study Week
Week 8 'Neither Right nor Left': Politics in the Interwar Years (1918-
1944) (EA)
Week 9 Resistance and Collaboration (1940-44) (EA)
Week 10 Post-war Literature and Politics
Week 11 Post-war Literature and Politics
Week 12 Post-war Literature and Politics
(TM) Select Bibliography The Age of Mo