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G. Panorama de la nouvelle

littérature française. (N.R.F.) Thibaudet,



de la

littérature française

de 1789 d nos





—Vingt-cinq ans


littérature française. (2 v., Libr. de France.) Вoisdeffre, P.



de la

littérature. (Alsatia.)


M. De



surréalisme. (Corei.) .


R.—Modern Thought and Literature in France.

(Funk and Wagnall.)


G.—Four French Novelists—Proust,

Gide, Giraudoux, Morand.

(О.U.P.) .

Fournier, A., and Rivière, J.Correspondance. (4 v., Gallimard.) Turnell, 1.—The

Novel in France.

(Hamish Hamilton.) Benda,

J.—La France

byzantine. (Gallimard.).

De Rougemont,



et "Occident.




écrivains français




guerres. (Valiquette, Montreal.)

ЕхАМiNлтiox. Two 3-hour papers, one on drama and poetry (to be donc in French), the second on the novel and criticism; the critical opus (above men- tioned) on a selected topic; oral examination of one half hour on the year's work.


ß.—Sound and Symbol in Chinese.



1. Traité de phonétique..



Damourette, J. and Pichon,

E. -Essai de grammaire de la langue française, 7

vols. (D'Artrey.)


This course is intended for honours students in other Arts Departments who require a reading knowledge of French for their respective courses.


First year:"

As for French IA. Students should attend all the French IA lectures, but will be examined only on unseen translation and pre- scribed texts.

ЕхАttпАТtoиΡ. One 3-hour paper (unseen translation and prescribed texts).

Second year:

Students will attend tutorials weekly in first term, and will translate texts relating to their subject. Copies of these texts will be supplied at the tutorials. In second and third terms, students will be required to read French texts, and consult their tutor about their reading.

ЕхАМ хапоx. A class exercise will be set at the end of the first term.

There will be no formal examination at the end of the year.


year: Students will be required to read French texts relating to their. subject, and should consult the tutor to receive guidance in their reading.

EXAMINATION. One 1 -hour paper (compréhension test).



1. The course for the Degree with Honours in the School of Germanic Languages comprises the following subjects

either Course A or Course B

German Parts I,' II, III and IV Dutch Parts I, II, III and IV'

Dutch Parts I and II German Parts I and II

in accordance with the details set out below. A candidate in the School of Germanic Languages must take either of these courses, and two approved addi- tional subjects taken from the Course for the Ordinary Degree or the Degree with Honours.

2. In the First Year, candidates in the Honour School should take the Honour Courses in German Part I and Dutch Part I, together with one additional subject.

Admission to the higher years of the course is conditional upon satisfactory' per- formance in this First Year, and students must be approved by the Faculty of Arts as candidates fot the Degree with Honours before entering, the Second Year of the Honour School. The head of the Department of Germanic Languages will normally recommend such approval for candidates who have gained at least Second Class Honours in German Part I and Dutch Part I. Other candidates who wish to continue in the Honour School should interview the head of the Depart- ment of Germanic Languages, who will be guided in his recommendations by the merits of the case.

A student who has completed the First Year of the course for the Ordinary Degree, and has passed in German Part I and Dutch Part I, may, with the permission of the Faculty, enter the Honour School. Such a student must make special application to the Faculty through the Sub-Dean, and if permission is granted, the Faculty will prescribe what further work must be completed before the student is allowed to proceed to the Final Examination.

In the Second Year, candidates will take the Honour courses in German Part.. II and Dutch Part II, together with the remaining additional subject.

Students taking 'Course A will be examined at the Annual 'Examination at the end of the Second Year in Dutch Part II only, and those taking Course B in German Part II only. Other subjects will be tested in class.


The Final Examination for the Degree with Honours in the School of Germanic Languages will be held in two parts and will comprise the following papers:

Final Honours Part I at the end of Third Yea—

Course A Course В

Unseen German Translation. (1) Unseen Dutch Translation.

German Essay. (2) Dutch Essay.

History of Modern German (3) Modern Dutch Literature.

Literature. • (4) tMiddle Dutch.

¡'Advanced Middle High Ger- man Language and Literature.

Final Honours Part II at the end of Fourth Year—

(1) Special German subject, to be (1) Special Dutch subject, to be defined each year; examina- defined each year; examina- tion by essay and viva voce. tioп by essay and viva voce.

(2) German Texts for Critical (2) Dutch Texts for Critical Study.

Study. (3) tGermanic Philology.

(3) ¡'Germanic Philology.

A thesis in German or Dutch of not less than 5,000 words will be submitted before the end of the third term on an approved subject.

Viva voce examinations will be held at the end of each year.


A course of five lectures per week, with tutorial classes, throughout the year.

5уы.лвus. As for the Ordinary Degree, together with a course on some aspects of the German classical drama from Lessing to Kleist.

Booкs. As for the Ordinary Degree, together with the following prescribed text-books:

Lessing, G. E. Nathan der Weise. (Ed. Primer, Harrap, or any other edition.) Lessing, G. E.—Die Erziehung des Menschengeschlechts. (Issued by the

Department of Germanic Languages.)

Goethe—1phigeпie auf Tauris. (Ed. Rhoades, Harrap, or any other edition.) Schiller—Don Carlos. (Ed. Garland, Harrap, 1949, or any other edition.) von Kleist, H.—Der Prinz von Homburg. (Macmillan or any other edition.) Euripides—Alcestis, Iphigeuia in Taurů, etc. (Penguin.)

Additional reference books:

Berger, K.—Schiller, 2 vols.

Fairley, B.—A Study of Goethe. (O.U.P., 1948.)

Thomas, R. H.—The Classical Ideal in German Literature, 1775-1805. An Introduction and Anthology_ (Bowes and Bowes, Cambridge, 1939.) Trevelyan, H.—Goethe and the Greeks. (C.U.P., 1941.)

Pascal, R.—Shakespeare in Germany, 1740-1815. (C.U.P., 1936.) Stahl, E. L. Heinrich von Kleist's Dramas. (O.U.P., 1948.)

EXAMINATION. Three 3-hour papers (the first and second as for the Ordinary Degree, the third on the additional authors prescribed for Honours) ; oral test of 15 minutes.


A course of five lectures per week, with tutorial classes, throughout the year.

SmtАltus. As for the Ordinary Degree, together with the study of Middle High German texts.

Вooкs. As for the Ordinary Degree, together with the following prescribed text-books (which are also set for Part III) :

*Bachmann—Mittethochdeutsches Lesebuch. (Any edition.) In addition the following books are recommended for reference :

Golther, W. Die deutsche Literatur ins Mittelalter, 800-1500. (1912 or later edition.) .

t These courses Ø be availaьІ e in alternate years.


H.-Heldendichtung, Geistlichendichtung, Ritterdichtung.

(Winter, 1943.)

EXAMINATION. There will be no formal examination at the end of the Second Year. Class tests will be given in unseen translation, literature and Middle High German. Oral test of 30 minutes. Students taking Course B will have to sit for the Annual Examination in German Part II (Pass.)



A course of five lectures per week together with tutorial assistance throughout the year.

SYLLABUS. As for the Ordinary Degree. In addition, there will be a course in

Advanced Middle High German Language and Literature.

For prescribed text- books and reference books see German Part II.


Preliminary Final

Examination. Four 3-hour papers (the first three as for the Ordinary Degree, the fourth on Germanic Philology) ; oral test of 30 minutes.