European Texts in Translation

Module code: FR2040 / FR2050

Module co-ordinator: Dr Marion Krauthaker

In this module, you'll learn about the thematic, narrative, and stylistic features of texts (literary and film) associated with a range of European literary and cinematic movements. We'll consider the cultural, social, and historical contexts of these texts and draw comparisons and contrasts between them.

Set texts for FR2040 are likely to include:

  • French: La Femme de Gilles by Madeleine Bourdouxhe (1994)
  • Italian:  Filumena Marturano by Eduardo de Filippo (1946)
  • Spanish: The Sleeping Voice [La Voz dormida] by Dulce Chacón (2002)

Set films for FR2050 are likely to include:

  • French: Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien (dir. Dominik Moll, 2000)
  • Italian: Ossessione (dir. Luchino Visconti, 1942)
  • Spanish: La Madre Muerta (dir. Juanma Bajo Ulloa, 1993)


This module meets in weekly seminars and film screenings.


  • One essay per semester, 2,000-2,500 words each