To follow the history of the French language is like following the political and cultural history that has inspired governance and ideologies aroundt the world. Through the study of the language you will get an insight into the tension between rationalism and passion, individualism and global commitment.
Studies coordinator: Øyvind Gjerstad
Student advisor: Gita P. Rongevær
Exam administration: Gita P. Rongevær
The study of language and literature is closely linked. A good command of the language is necessary in order to understand the literary works, and an indepth knowledge of a representative variety of texts is a prerequisite for a nuanced understanding of the French language. This is why the interplay between these two disciplines is a fundamental part of the programme. The research interest of the French section span such themes as scientific use of language, the exchange between the natural sciences and literature, theory of the novel, lexicology and the formation of identities in the Caribbean.