Required work and form of assessment:
- 2 Exams- 25% + 25%
- Essay - 25%
- LIteraty Analysis or essay concerning a visit - 15%
- Class participation - 10%
Based on coursework and textual analyses of course readings.
Based on an outing or a reading associated with the course material: women, feminism or the question of gender in a French context. It is to include three parts: introduction-presentation, development-description, conclusions-personal opinion.
Examples of possible subjects:
A conference concerning women, feminism, or the question of gender in a French context.
An exhibition, a film or other event associated with women, feminism, or the question of gender in a French context.
A visit to the Women’s Library of Marguerite Durand (Paris, 13th)
A visit to l’Espace des Femmes (bookshop/gallery), 35 Rue Jacob (Paris, 6th)
A visit to the Librairie Violette et cie, “the library of lost boys and girls” (102, Rue de Charonne, 11th)
A reading (from class, a review, an academic work, a work of fiction) about women, feminism, or the question of gender in a French context. See the bibliography at the end of the syllabus and links on Moodle.
The essay is about developing a personal reflection on the subject of women, feminism, or the question of gender in a French context. It must be an analysis of (at least) 1 book and 2 articles (or chapters in a book). A work session with the professor will be organized to help plan and organize this work.
This critical essay can be based on:
- Feminism and revolution
- Literature, gender and “the neutral”
- Feminism and the new burlesque
- The Age of Man or the masculine gender
- Creation and procreation
- Women of color
- Male homosexuality
- Literature, the feminine and the Francophone world
- “Publisexisme” … sexist toys
This will be presented orally, written part to be turned in