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Conflicts, Crisis and Identities in the Francophone Context

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
15
ECTS points
7.5
Level
Level 5
Module lead
Aude Campmas
Academic year
2021-22

Module overview

This module will introduce you to psychoanalytic theories of trauma and their relation to post-war film and

literature in French. You will be asked to consider how writers and filmakers have sought to remember both

national and personal traumas, and how they have attempted to represent the effects of these traumas on

collective and individual identities. Some of the prescribed texts respond to mass crises (such as the

Occupation or the Algerian War) that not only scarred individual lives but traumatised the national psyche,

while others constitute more intimately personal narratives.

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