Women and Literature in 17th Century France B

Languages & Cultures, School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

College of Arts and Law


Code 12093

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 10

Semester 2

Module description

This course will examine both the presentation and dramatic function of female characters in 17th C French plays. Specific reference will be made to the interaction of these characters with authority / power structures. . The themes, ideas and rhetorical techniques which we shall analyse will all be set in the context of women's lives in C17th France.

Teaching and learning methods

Weekly lecture + weekly seminar