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FREN4107 - Jean-Paul Sartre: Novels and other Writings
Value: 0.5 course units
Tutor: Professor Andrew Leak
Assessment: One 3-hour desk exam.
This module focuses on what is sometimes called the ‘early Sartre’: the
period from the publication of Sartre’s first novel to the end of World
War Two – the moment at which ‘existentialism’ took off as the dominant
intellectual vogue of the post-war period. The module includes two
novels, a book of short stories, two critical/theoretical essays, a play
and a text written to ‘explain’ existentialism to the general public.
Students following the module will, by the end of it, be thoroughly
conversant with one of the most significant intellectual movements of
the twentieth century, and with its manifestations in a range of
literary genres and forms.
Preparatory Reading and Set Texts:
- La nausée (Folio)
- Le mur (Folio)
- ‘Explication de L’étranger’ (to be provided)
- ‘M. François Mauriac et la liberté’ (to be provided)
- Les mouches (Folio)
- L’existentialisme est un humanisme (Folio essais)
- L’âge de raison (Folio)
A full secondary bibliography will be issued in due course.