Le Grand Syllabus 2017/2018
Teachers : Charlotte DAMMANE (Administratrice, Sénat). Pedagogical Format : Lecture alone Course Description : Doing business and trading globally is not only about dealing with international supply chains and ﬁghting against increased competition. It is also about making the best use of national and international trade rules and policies in order to achieve more predictability, legal certainty and reliable prospects for growth. This course proposes to study how trade operates under the World Trade Organisation rules and in some of the most important trading powers : the European Union, the United States, Japan and China. Based on numerous case studies and always related to the latest developments in the ﬁeld of international trade, the course will look at the challenges and opportunities offered by these different trade policies and study how they can be used by business and economic actors to foster their activities, with a particular focus on the free trade agreements recently adopted or under negotiation. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
for in-depth study of certain landmark novels and ﬁlm adaptations that have caused the greatest scandals and most intense censorship during the 20th century. The class will thus bring together notions of media studies, sociology, history, law and key legal battles, publication processes, as well as literary and ﬁlm analysis. The course will mainly focus on banned and censored books and ﬁlm adaptations in Great Britain and the U.S., but students will have the opportunity to bring in such cases in other countries during the weekly ‘round table debates' and in class discussions. The ﬁrst few courses will focus on providing details on the history of censorship of books and ﬁlms during the twentieth century, highlighting key cases and related protests or legal battles. Starting with the third class, each session will begin with a ‘round-table debate' involving 6 to 8 students on a key censorship theme. The main focus of the class will then be three ‘case studies' of novels and their ﬁlm adaptations that had censors in an uproar. The theme of political censorship will focus on George Orwell's landmark dystopian novel, 1984, and two of its ﬁlm adaptations (Michael Radford's 1984 in 1984 and Terry Gilliam's Brazil in 1985). The second unit will focus on the censorship of so-called ‘Immorality and Perversion' and deals with Vladimir Nabokov's novel Lolita and its two ﬁlm adaptations (by Stanley Kubrick in 1961 and by Adrian Lyne in 1996). The ﬁnal theme will be ‘Vice and Violence' and involves Anthony Burgess's 1962 novel A Clockwork Orange and its scandalous ﬁlm adaptation, also by Stanley Kubrick, in 1971. Thus the three main themes that draw censorship—politics, sex and violence—will each be given adequate exploration. (See course syllabus for more details) Required reading : Novels/Novellas (in the order that they should be read) : ; Orwell, George. 1984. 1949. London : Penguin Modern Classics, 2013 (or other edition) ; Nabokov, Vladimir. Lolita. 1955. London : Penguin Books, 2011 (or other edition). ; Burgess, Anthony. A Clockwork Orange. 1962. London : Penguin Books, 2011 (or other edition). ; Five ﬁlm adaptations to watch/ study (after reading the source novel) : 1984 (1984, Michael Radford), Brazil (1985, Terry Gilliam), Lolita (1961, Stanley Kubrick), Lolita (1996, Adrian Lyne), A Clockwork Orange (1971, Stanley Kubrick).
CENSORSHIP AND STORYTELLING IN THE 20TH CENTURY : LITERATURE AND FILM ADAPTATION
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 48 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Dennis TREDY (Maître de conférences des universités), Rebekah VAN DYK. Prerequisite : No prerequisites. Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course validation : The grading for this class is based on Continuous Assessment : General In-class participation (10%) ; Participation in a Round-Table Debate (25%) ; One Written Essay as a Homework (choice of two possible assignments) (30%) ; Comprehensive Final Exam (35%). Course D