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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

TRINITY TERM 2000

Preliminary Examination

Physiological Sciences: J.C. ELLORY, MA, D.SC., Fellow of Corpus Christi

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Honour Moderations

Mathematics and Philosophy: B.B. RUNDLE, B.PHIL., MA, Fellow of Trinity

Modern History and English: P.D. MCDONALD, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Hugh's

Modern History and Politics: W.E.S. THOMAS, MA, Student of Christ Church

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Master of Philosophy

Celtic Studies: T.M.O. CHARLES-EDWARDS, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Jesus

Economic and Social History Parts I and II: K.J. HUMPHRIES, MA, Fellow of All Souls

Judaism and Christianity in the Graeco-Roman World: A.G. SALVESEN, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Wolfson (address: Oriental Institute)

Philosophical Theology: J.S.K. WARD, B.LITT., MA, Canon of Christ Church

Russian and East European Studies: R.J. SERVICE, MA, Fellow of St Antony's

Qualifying Examination in Russian and East European Studies: R.J. SERVICE, MA, Fellow of St Antony's

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Master of Science

Economic and Social History: K.J. HUMPHRIES, MA, Fellow of All Souls

Neuroscience: J.N.P. RAWLINS, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of University (address: Department of Experimental Psychology)

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Master of Studies

Chinese Studies: S.J. VAINKER, MA, Fellow of St Hugh's

Historical Research (Medieval History): R.R. DAVIES, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of All Souls

Historical Research: J.M. BROWN, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Balliol

Modern History: C.S.L. DAVIES, MA, Fellow of Wadham

Philosophical Theology: J.S.K. WARD, B.LITT., MA, Canon of Christ Church

Theology (Research): O.M.T. O'DONOVAN, MA, D.PHIL., Student of Christ Church

World Archaeology: P.J. MITCHELL, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Hugh's

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SUB-FACULTY OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE

For all papers in the Preliminary Examination in Engineering Science 2001 and all papers in the Final Honour School of Engineering Science Part II 2001, candidates will be permitted to take into the examination one calculator from the list below.

Casio fx-83WA

Sharp EL-531RH

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Special subjects in the Honour School of Modern Languages and the related Joint Honour Schools

The Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages gives notice, under the provisions of the regulations in Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 404, ll. 31--42, that the following Special Subjects will be available in the examination in Trinity Term 2002. Certain subjects are marked with a language identifier, for which a key is given below (Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 378, ll. 27--8 refers). The numbers which precede each entry are those used by the Examination Schools to identify papers. The method of assessment for each subject is also shown: a key to the letters is given at the end of this list.

Depending on the availability of teaching resources, not all Special Subjects will be available to all candidates in every year.

2011 Modern literary theory. [1] Candidates will be expected to be familiar with major theories in this field since 1918.
Method of assessment: C (1)

2195 European cinema. An introduction to some of the major movements in the evolution of European cinema, studied with reference to literary movements where appropriate. A list of topics will be available in the Modern Languages Faculty Office, 37 Wellington Square, at the beginning of the Michaelmas Full Term of the academic year of the examination. In the examination, candidates must answer three questions, and will be expected to show evidence of having worked on film study and analysis.
Method of assessment: C (1)

2030 (L) Syntax.
Method of assessment: A

2009 (L) Semantics.
Method of assessment: A

2031 (L) Phonetics and Phonology.
Method of assessment: A*

2032 (L) Sociolinguistics.
Method of Assessment: A

2033 (L) Translation Theory.
Method of assessment: A

2012 (L) Romance philology and linguistics. Candidates will be expected to show a detailed knowledge of the methods of Comparative Romance Philology and to illustrate their answers with examples from more than one Romance language. A section on `Vulgar Latin' will be set, including passages for linguistic comment from one or more of the following: Early Glosses, Appendix Probi, Aetheriae Peregrinatio ad Loca Sancta. The section will be compulsory for candidates offering Modern Languages Paper IV in any two Romance languages, and optional for all other candidates, with the exception of those offering the Classics and Modern Languages paper in Late Latin Philology, who will be precluded from answering it.
Method of assessment: A

2013 (F) Anglo-Norman language and literature.
Method of assessment: A

2029 (F) Old Provençal. Prescribed text: F.R. Hamlin, P.T. Ricketts, J. Hathaway, Introduction à l'étude de l'ancien provençal, Geneva 1967and 1985, with particular reference to nos. 2, 3, 4, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31, 33, 34, 36, 39, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 49, 53, 54, 56, 57, 59, 65, 67, 70, from which passages will be set for translation. In addition, candidates may answer questions on either literary or linguistic topics or both.
Method of assessment: A

2034 (F) The Old French epic.
Method of assessment: A

2014 (F) The twelfth- and thirteenth-century Grail Romances.
Method of assessment: A

2015 (F) French historical writing to 1515.
Method of assessment: A

2016 (F) French poetry of the mid-sixteenth century.
Method of assessment: C (2)

2017 (F) Dramatic theory and practice in France 1605-- 60.
Method of assessment: C (2)

2019 (F) [2] Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
Method of assessment: C (2)

2035 (F) French satire from Rabelais to Beaumarchais.
Method of assessment: C (2)

2020 (F) Honoré de Balzac.
Method of assessment: C (3)

2021 (F) French poetry 1870--1918.
Method of assessment: C (3)

2022 (F) French literature and the First World War.
Method of assessment: C (3)

2023 (F) [3] Marcel Proust.
Method of assessment: C (3)

2024 (F) Surrealism.
Method of assessment: C (1)

2025 (F) The `Nouveau Roman'.
Method of assessment: C (1)

2026 (F) Literature and the visual arts from Diderot to Zola.
Method of assessment: C (1)

2027 (F) French women writers.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2028 (F) Advanced French translation: theory and practice.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2036 (G) Old Norse. Candidates will be expected to have made a special study of F. Ranke and D. Hofmann, Altnordisches Elementarbuch (Sammlung Göschen No. 1115), pp. 80--135. Candidates will also be expected to have read the Völsungasaga and related material from the Poetic Edda.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2037 (G) Old High German, with either Gothic or Old Saxon or Old English. Prescribed texts: Gothic, Gospel according to St Mark, chapters 1--9; Old Saxon, Heliand, ll. 4025--5038; Old English, Beowulf, ll. 1--1049.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2041 (G) The German Minnesang. Candidates will be expected to have made a special study of Friedrich von Hausen, Lieder (ed. Schweikle) (Reclam); Reinmar, Lieder (ed. Schweikle) (Reclam); Heinrich von Morungen, Lieder (ed. Tervooren) (Reclam).
Method of assessment: B (2)

2042 (G) Wolfram von Eschenbach.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2071 (G) Mechthild von Magdeburg and women's writing in German 1150–1300.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2043 (G) Martin Luther.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2044 (G) German poetry and drama of the seventeenth century.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2045 (G) Eighteenth-century German aesthetics from Baumgarten to Schiller.
Method of assessment: B (1)

2072 (G) Weimar Classicism 1794–1805.
Method of assessment: A

2046 (G) Hölderlin, Hyperion, Empedokles (ed. M.B. Benn, Clarendon German Series) and the poetry written after 1797.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2047 (G) The Bildungsroman.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2048 (G) German political thought from 1780 to 1830.
Method of assessment: A

2050 (G) The poetry of Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Stefan George, and Rainer Maria Rilke. Candidates will be examined on the poetry of two of these authors and will be expected to have read the works listed in any two of the sections below.

(a) Hofmannsthal: Gedichte und Lyrische Dramen, ed. Steiner (Fischer Verlag, 1952), pp. 7--136, 467--529.

(b) George: Hymnen, Pilgerfahrten, Algabal; Das Jahr der Seele; Der Teppich des Lebens und die Lieder von Traum und Tod mit einem Vorspiel; the sections `Zeitgedichte', `Gestalten', `Gezeiten', and `Maximin' from Der siebente Ring; Das neue Reich omitting the section `Sprüche'.

(c) Rilke: Das Stunden-Buch; Neue Gedichte (both parts); Requiem für eine Freundin; Requiem für Wolf Graf von Kalckreuth; Die Sonette an Orpheus; Duineser Elegien.
Method of assessment: A

2073 (G) Shorter modernist prose fiction 1901–27.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2079 (G) Expressionism and Dada in literature and the visual arts.
Method of assessment: B (1)

2056 (G) German poetry from 1945. Candidates will be expected to have a general knowledge of the field, and a detailed knowledge of works written in or after 1945 by three of the following authors: Bachmann, Benn, Biermann, Bobrowski, Volker Braun, Brecht, Celan (the collections of poetry from Mohn und Gedächtnis to Atemwende inclusive), Enzensberger, Grass, Huchel, Sarah Kirsch, Kunert, Sachs.

Note: The paper will include a compulsory section containing general questions and commentary passages taken from the authors being offered; candidates will thus be required to attempt either a general essay or a commentary. Brecht's poetry from 1945 to 1956 may be offered as one of the three authors selected for detailed knowledge in this paper by candidates offering Brecht as a prescribed author in paper X.
Method of assessment: A

2070 (G) The German novel from 1945. Candidates will be expected to have a general knowledge of the field, and to have read German-language novels relating to the topics listed below. The paper will consist of a number of general questions, and a number of questions on each of the following topics (candidates will be precluded from answering more than two questions on any one topic): Narrative Voice; `Vergangenheitsbewältigung'; Politics and Society; Identity and Gender.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2080 (G) Literature in the GDR.
Method of assessment: B (1)

2081 (G) Advanced German translation.
Method of assessment: B (2)

(G) Language and national identity in German-speaking Europe
Method of assessment: B (1)

2083 (I) Italian lyric poetry of the thirteenth century.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2084 (I) Dante's minor works.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2085 (I) `Questione della lingua'. Candidates will be expected to have read: Dante, De Vulgari Eloquentia; Bembo, Prose della volgar lingua; Manzoni, Scritti sulla lingua.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2082 (I) Women writers of the Italian Renaissance.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2087 (I) The aesthetics and literary criticism of Croce. Candidates will be expected to be familiar with Part I of the Estetica, Croce's principal theoretical additions to it, and a broad sample of his criticism of Italian literature.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2088 (I) The works of Carlo Emilio Gadda.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2096 (I) Sicilian literature 1950--90.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2097 (I) Italian women writers 1950--90
Method of assessment: B (3)

2101 (S) [4] The civilisation of Muslim Spain.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2103 (S) Spanish drama before Lope de Vega. Candidates will be expected to be familiar with the works of: Juan del Encina, Lucas Fernández, Lope de Rueda, Juan de la Cueva, Bartolomé de Torres Naharro, Diego Sánchez de Badajoz, Juan de Timoneda, Miguel Venegas, Miguel de Cervantes, and the Spanish works of Gil Vicente. Candidates will be expected to have read the Portuguese and bilingual texts of Gil Vicente, but passages for comment, which will not be compulsory, will not be set from these.
Method of assessment: A

2104 (S) The Spanish Erasmians. Candidates will be expected to have read: Erasmus, El Enquiridión (ed. Dámaso Alonso, Madrid, 1932); Coloquios de Erasmo (Nueva Biblioteca de Autores Españoles, vol. xxi, pp. 149--202, 227--49); Alfonso de Valdés, Diálogo de las cosas ocurridas en Roma (ed. José F. Montesinos, Clásicos castellanos); Juan de Valdés, Diálogo de doctrina christiana y el psalterio (ed. Domingo Ricart, Mexico, 1964, pp. 1--130); Juan Luis Vives, Concordia y discordia en el linaje humano [De concordia et discordia in humano genere], Bk. IV (Obras completas, trans. L. Riber, Aguilar, Madrid, 1947--8, ii, 195--253); Cristóbal de Villalón (attr.), Viaje de Turquía (Part I); F. de la Torre, Institución de un rey christiano (ed. R. W. Truman, Exeter Hispanic Texts, 1979). There will be a compulsory commentary question but passages for commentary will not be set from F. de la Torre, Institución de un rey christiano.
Method of assessment: A

2105 (S) The discovery and conquest of Mexico and the Antilles. Candidates will be expected to have read: Cristóbal Colón, Textos y documentos completos (ed. Consuelo Varela), Nuevas cartas (ed. Juan Gil, Madrid: Alianza Universidad, 1984); Hernán Cortés, Cartas de relación de la conquista de Méjico (ed. A. Delgado Gómez, Castalia, Madrid), Letters two and three, pp. 159--453; Bernal Díaz del Castillo, Historia de la Conquista de la Nueva España (Porrúa, Mexico, 1960), vol. i, pp. 174--501 and vol. ii, pp. 1--60; Bartolomé de las Casas, Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indias (Madrid: Cátedra, 1991); Toribio de Motolinia, Historia de los Indios de la Nueva España (Porrúa, Mexico, 1969), pp. 77--109; Bernardino de Sahagún, Historia general de la Nueva España (Porrúa, Mexico, 1956), Libros 3, 7, and 8. There will be a compulsory commentary question.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2106 (S) Spanish devotional and mystical writing 1577--88. Candidates will be expected to have read: Santa Teresa de Jesús, Moradas del castillo interior; Fray Luis de Granada, Introducción del símbolo de la fe (ed. José María Balcells, Madrid, Cátedra, 1989), pp. 125--231; Fray Luis de León, Rey de Dios, Esposo, and Jesús, from De los nombres de Cristo; San Juan de la Cruz, Llama de amor viva (candidates will also be expected to have read the poem), Malón de Chaide, La conversión de la Magdalena (3 vols., ed. Félix García, Clásicos Castellanos, Madrid, 1958), III, 83--178, 190-- 219. There will be a compulsory commentary question.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2107 (S) Federico García Lorca. Candidates will be expected to have read: Federico García Lorca, Obras completas (Aguilar, Edición del cincuentenario), 3 vols. There will be a compulsory commentary question. Passages for commentary will be set from among the following: Canciones, Poeta en Nueva York, Llanto por Ignacio Sánchez Mejías, Yerma, El público.
Method of assessment: A

2108 (S) Modern Catalan literature. Candidates will be expected to have a general knowledge of the field and a detailed knowledge of at least three authors. Compulsory passages for translation and commentary will be set from the works of the authors prescribed. Details of the authors and works prescribed for detailed knowledge will be available in the Modern Languages Faculty Office, 37 Wellington Square, at the beginning of the Michaelmas Full Term of the academic year of the examination.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2111 (S) Modern Galician literature. Candidates will be expected to have a general knowledge of the field and a detailed knowledge of at least three authors. Compulsory passages for translation and commentary will be set from the works of the authors prescribed. Details of the authors and works prescribed for detailed knowledge will be available in the Modern Languages Faculty Office, 37 Wellington Square, at the beginning of the Michaelmas Full Term of the academic year of the examination.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2112 (S, L) Modern Catalan. Candidates will be required to show knowledge of the descriptive analysis of the contemporary language, and will have the opportunity of discussing the historical development of the language where this illuminates present-day usage. The paper will contain optional questions on the principles of descriptive linguistics to be answered with particular reference to Catalan. The paper will be divided into two sections, and candidates must answer from both: (a) the structure of Catalan as spoken and written at the present-day (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics); (b) an overview of the external history of the language and the regional varieties, the current sociolinguistic situation, standardisation and language policy.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2113 (S, L) Modern Galician. Candidates will be required to show knowledge of the descriptive analysis of the contemporary language, and will have the opportunity of discussing the historical development of the language where this illuminates present-day usage. The paper will contain optional questions on the principles of descriptive linguistics to be answered with particular reference to Galician. The paper will be divided into two sections, and candidates must answer from both: (a) the structure of Galician as spoken and written at the present-day (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics); (b) an overview of the external history of the language and the regional varieties, the current sociolinguistic situation, standardisation and language policy.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2100 (S, L) Bilingualism: Spanish and English. The paper will be divided into two sections, and candidates will be required to answer questions from both. (a) Spanish and English in contrast. (b) Spanish and English in a bilingual context.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2109 (S, P) [5] The work of Alfonso the Wise as author and patron of literature and learning. There will be a compulsory commentary question. Passages for commentary will be set from Primera crónica general (ed. R. Menéndez Pidal, Madrid, 1955), caps. 814--967; Las siete partidas (ed. Real Academia de la Historia, Madrid, 1807), I (Prólogo and i-–both versions), ii; II (i, iii--v, ix--xi, xv, xviii, xxi--xxii, xxiv, xxxi); III (xix--xx); Cantigas (ed. Jesús Montoya, Letras hispánicas, 293, Madrid, Cátedra).
Method of assessment: A

2110 (S, P) [5] Spanish and Portuguese prose romances of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Candidates will be expected to have a knowledge of the field and to have made a special study of at least one romance from each of the following groups, from which passages for literary commentary will be set: (a) sentimental, (b) chivalric, and (c) pastoral. There will be a compulsory commentary question.

(a) Diego de San Pedro, Cárcel de amor (ed. Whinnom); Juan de Flores, Grimalte y Gradissa (ed. Waley); Bernardim Ribeiro, Menina e moça;

(b) Spanish Grail Fragments (ed. Pietsch); Amadís de Gaula, Part I (ed. Place); Palmeirim de Inglaterra (ed. Rodrigues Lapa); Tirant lo Blanch, Book I;

(c) Jorge de Montemayor, Los siete libros de la Diana (ed. López Estrada); Gil Polo, Diana enamorada (ed. Ferreres); Samuel Usque, Consolação às tribulaçães de Israel vol. i.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2114 (S, P) [5] Latin American fiction from 1940. Candidates may limit themselves to either Spanish American or Brazilian fiction. Candidates will be expected to be familiar with the broad evolution of this fiction over the period since 1940. They wil also be expected to undertake a specialised study of at least three of the following authors: Jorge Amado, Jorge Luis Borges, Alejo Carpentier, Julio Cortázar, Fernando del Paso, Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel García Márquez, João Guimarães Rosa, Clarice Lispector, Mario Vargas Llosa.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2130 (P) The Galician-Portuguese Cancioneiros.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2131 (P) The chronicles of the Portuguese expansion in Asia. Candidates will be expected to have read: the texts in Portuguese contained in T.F. Earle and John Villiers, Albuquerque, Caesar of the East (Aris and Phillips, 1990); João de Barros, Décadas, ed. António Baião, vol. I (Sá da Costa, 1945) (candidates are advised to consult also the electronic edition of the Décadas published by the Centre for the Study of the Portuguese Discoveries); Diogo do Couto, O soldado prático, ed. Rodrigues Lapa (Sá da Costa, 1954); Fernão Mendes Pinto, Peregrinação, chaps. 1, 36--104, 203--26.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2133 (P) The Brazilian novel of the North-East 1880--1960.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2134 (P) Twentieth-century Portuguese and Brazilian women writers.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2135 (P) The literature of Portuguese-speaking Africa.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2137 (R, L) [6] Old Church Slavonic in relation to Common Slavonic and Russian.
Method of assessment: A

2138 (R, L) Comparative Slavonic Philology. Candidates will be expected to show a detailed knowledge of the methods of Comparative Slavonic Philology and to illustrate their answers with examples from more than one Slavonic language.
Method of assessment: A

2149 R, (L) [7] The structure and history of one of the following languages: Bulgarian, Czech, Macedonian, Polish, Serbo-Croat, Slovak, Slovene, Sorbian, Ukrainian, White Russian.
Method of assessment: A

2168 (R) Russian religious philosophy in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. With special reference to the works of Fedorov, Solov'ev, Berdyaev, Florensky and S. Bulgakov.
Method of assessment: A

2170 (R) Russian women's writing.
Method of assessment: C (1)

(R) The Russian Literary Language, 1648--1917.
Method of assessment: A

(R) Russian Drama of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Method of assessment: A

2176 (Gr) The School of the Ionian Islands 1797--1912, with special reference to the works of Solomos, Kalvos, Laskaratos, Matesis, Valaoritis, and Mavilis.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2177 (Gr) The New Athenian School of Poetry 1880--1912, with special reference to the works of Palamas, Drosinis, Gryparis, Krystallis, Malakasis, and Hadzopoulos.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2178 (Gr) The Greek novel 1918--40, with special reference to the works of K. Theotokis, G. Theotokas, Karagatsis, Myrivilis, Venezis, K. Politis, and G. N. Abbot.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2179 (Gr) Greek women writers.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2184 [8] Medieval Welsh tales and romances.
Method of assessment: A

2185 [8] The poets of the Welsh princes.
Method of assessment: A

2186 [8] The poetry of Dafydd ap Gwilym.
Method of assessment: A

2187 The Ulster Cycle of tales.
Method of assessment: A

2188 The classical Irish bardic tradition.
Method of assessment: A

2189 (L) The structure and history of the Welsh language.
Method of assessment: A

2190 (L) The structure and history of the Irish language.
Method of assessment: A

2074 Hebrew poetry and prose of medieval Spain and Provence. In addition to the literary texts, candidates will be expected to show knowledge of the historical background of Spain and Provence from the eleventh to the fourteenth centuries, in particular the transition from an Islamic to a Christian environment and the Jewish response to it. Candidates will be expected to have read selected works by the following writers: Moses Ibn Ezra; Abraham Ibn Ezra; Joseph Ibn Zabara; Judah al-Harizi; Meshullam da Piera; Shem Tob Falaquera; Todros Abulafia; Isaac Hagorni. All texts will be selected from J. Schirmann, Hashirah ha'ivrit besefarad uveprovans.
Method of assessment: A

2075 Early twentieth-century Hebrew literature. Candidates will be expected to show knowledge of the work of Central and East European Hebrew writers (some of whom settled in Palestine in the early decades of this century) and in particular of their literary development in the environment of Austrian, Russian, and Polish literature, and their influence in shaping contemporary Hebrew literature. Candidates will be expected to have read stories by Y. H. Brenner and by M. Berdyczewski; David Vogel's novel, Hayei nisu'im; a selection of poetry by H. N. Bialik, Saul Tschernichovsky, Leah Goldberg, Nathan Alterman, and Abraham Shlonski. Texts will be selected from the following works: Y. H. Brenner, Kovetz sippurim (Sifrei Mofet); Y. Lichtenbaum (ed.), Sofreinu (Ahiasaf); T. Carmi (ed.), The Penguin Book of Hebrew Verse.
Method of assessment: A

2076 The literature of the State of Israel. Candidates will be expected to show knowledge of modern Israel's literary history and the development of its literature in the light of twentieth-century Western European influences. Candidates will be expected to have read stories by S. Y. Agnon, Aharon Meged, and Aharon Appelfeld; a selection of poetry by Nathan Zach, Yehuda Amichai, Dan Pagis, and Meir Wieseltier; and two plays by Yehoshua Sobol. Texts will be selected from the following works: S. Y. Agnon, Sefer Ha-ma'asim (Schocken Books, 1948); Aharon Appelfeld, Shanim vesha'ot (Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1975); T. Carmi (ed.), The Penguin Book of Hebrew Verse; Yehoshua Sobol, Nefesh yehudi and Ghetto.
Method of assessment: A

2077 Yiddish linguistics. Candidates will be expected to show knowledge of the methods and findings of Yiddish linguistic research with respect to any three of the following five topics: (i) origins and history of Yiddish; (ii)interrelationships with German dialects and standard German; (iii) the Semitic component in Yiddish; (iv) Yiddish dialectology; (v) Yiddish sociolinguistics. Required readings for each of these topics will be in Yiddish, English, and German.
Method of assessment: A

2078 Modern Yiddish literature. Candidates will be expected to have read:

Sholem Aleichem, Kasrílevker progrés (in his Fun Kasrílevke, NY 1919, pp. 11--84);

Ber Borokhov, Di úfgabn fun der yídisher filológye (in Shprákhforshung un literatúr geshíkhte, ed. N. Mayzl, Tel Aviv 1966, pp. 53--75);

Sh. An-ski (Shloyme-Zanvl Rapoport), Der díbek (in Di yídishe dráme fun tsvántsikstn yorhúndert, NY 1977, vol. ii, pp. 7--60);

Selections from the poetry of R. Ayzland, A. M. Dilon, M. L. Halpern, Z. Landoy, M. Leyb, H. Leyvik, Y. Y. Shvarts, A. N. Stencl, M. Vintshevski (in Músterverk fun der yídisher literatúr, ed. Rozhanski, vol. lxxvi, pp. 40--53, 61--6, 91--100, 112--34; vol. lxxviii, pp. 211, 234--8);

Isaac Bashevis Singer, A tógbukh fun a nisht gebóyrenem and Der yid fun bovl (in his Der sótn in goráy un ándere dertséylungen, Jerusalem 1972, pp. 251--70, 307--19).
Method of assessment: A

Any other subject approved by the Modern Languages Board. Application must be made in writing, and with the support of the candidate's tutor, to the Chairman of the Modern Languages Board, Modern Languages Faculty Office, 37 Wellington Square, not later than the Wednesday of the second week of the Michaelmas Full Term preceding the examination.

Key to abbreviation letters

Language identifiers

L Linguistics

F French

G German

I Italian

S Spanish

P Portuguese

R Russian

Gr Greek

Method of assessment

A Three-hour unseen written paper. (* The examination for the Subject `Phonetics and Phonology' will additionally involve a half-hour practical phonetic transcription exercise.)

B An essay or portfolio of essays (the number in parentheses shows the number of essays required), aggregating to about 6,000 words and not exceeding 8,000 words, to be delivered by noon on the Friday of the ninth week of Hilary Term next before the examination.

C An essay or portfolio of essays (the number in parentheses shows the number of essays required), aggregating to about 6,000 words and not exceeding 8,000 words, on a title or titles from a list circulated by the examiners on the Friday of the fifth week of Hilary Term next before the examination, to be delivered by noon on the Friday of the ninth week of Hilary Term next before the examination.

Notes on mutual exclusions and other restrictions

[1] No candidate in the Honour School of English and Modern Languages may offer both the Special Subject `Modern Literary Theory' and the Special Topic `The History and Theory of Criticism' from the Honour School of English Language and Literature.

[2] No candidate in the Honour School of Modern History and Modern Languages may offer both the Special Subject `Jean-Jacques Rousseau' and the Further Subject `Political and Social Thought' from the Honour School of Modern History.

[3] No candidate in the Honour School of Modern History and Modern Languages may offer both the Special Subject `Marcel Proust' and the Further Subject `Literature, Politics, and Society in France 1870--1914' from the Honour School of Modern History.

[4] Candidates will be given an opportunity to show knowledge of Arabic, but will not be required to show such knowledge. Candidates offering this paper must obtain approval via the Faculty Secretary, Oriental Institute, not later than the Monday of second week of Michaelmas Term in the academic year in which the candidate proposes to take the examination.

[5] Candidates offering this paper under the provisions of Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 378, ll. 27–8, as a paper bearing the language indentifier for Spanish or Portuguese should answer with especial reference to the respective language.

[6] No candidate in the Honour School of Modern Languages or in a joint Honour School involving Modern Languages may offer both the Special Subject `Old Church Slavonic in relation to Common Slavonic and Russian' and option (1) (`The Old Church Slavonic Language') in the Linguistic Studies Paper II in Russian (Russian Paper V from the Honour School of Modern Languages).

[7] Candidates offering Czech (with Slovak) will not be permitted to offer either of those languages in the Special Subject on the structure and history of one of certain specified languages.

[8] No candidate in the Honour School of English and Modern Languages may offer the papers `Medieval Welsh Language and Literature I or II' from the Honour School of English Language and Literature with any of the Special Subjects `Medieval Welsh tales and romances', `The poets of the Welsh princes', and `The poetry of Dafydd ap Gwilym'.

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

The examiners appointed by the following faculty boards give notice of oral examination of their candidates as follows:

Management

M.E.J. DE ROND, Christ Church: `Alliances as social artefacts: a structurationist imagination—a study of the process dynamics and evolution of biopharmaceutical research collaborations'.
Examination Schools, Thursday, 1 June, 3 p.m.
Examiners: R. Loveridge, J. Child.

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Mathematical Sciences

E.J. CRAMPIN, Magdalen: `Reaction–diffusion patterns on growing domains'.
Computing Laboratory, Monday, 3 July, 10 a.m.
Examiners: A.J. Wathen, J.A. Sherrat.

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Physical Sciences

R.T. WIJESINHA BETTONI, Linacre: `Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopic studies of bouine a-lactalbumin in solution'.
Department of Biochemistry, Friday, 30 June, 2 p.m.
Examiners: I.D. Campbell, J. Feeney.

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Psychological Studies

S.B. SQUIRE, Lincoln: `Young children's understanding of division'.
Department of Experimental Psychology, Wednesday, 7 June, 2 p.m.
Examiners: P.L. Harriss, M. Hughes.

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