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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES BOARD

Supplementary subjects for Chemistry

The following subjects will be taught and examined during 2004–5.

Aromatic and heterocyclic pharmaceutical chemistry

Lectures: 16 hours in MT; 16 hours in HT

Examined: end of HT

History and Philosophy of Science

Lectures: 8 hours in MT; 8 hours in HT

Examined: end of HT

Quantum Chemistry

Lectures: 16 hours in MT; 16 hours in HT

Examined: end of HT

Chemical Biology

Lectures: 16 hours in MT; 16 hours in HT

Examined: end of HT

Modern Language—German

Lectures: 16 hours in MT; 16 hours in HT

Examined: end of HT

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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, 2003, p. 342, that the following Special Subjects will be available in the examination in Trinity Term 2006. Certain subjects are marked with a language identifier (Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 378, ll. 27–8 refers). The numbers in the left-hand column are those used by the Examination Schools to identify papers. The letter in the right-hand column indicates the method of examination for that special subject: 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.

For details of mutual exclusions and other restrictions, denoted by numbers in square brackets ( [] ), see below.

2011 [1] Modern literary theory. 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 and landmarks in the evolution of European cinema. In the work submitted for assessment, candidates 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

2034 (L) Psycholinguistics.
Method of assessment: A

2012 (F, I, L, P, S) Romance philology and linguistics. Candidates will be expected to show a detailed knowledge of the methods of comparative Romance linguistics and to illustrate their answers with examples from more than one Romance language. Texts for linguistic commentary in `Vulgar Latin' (G. Rohlfs, Sermo vulgaris latinus, Tübingen, 1969: II, VII, XVIII, XX, XXXIV) and unseen passages from `lesser known' Romance varieties (Sardinian, Romanian, Romansch and others) will also be set each year.
Method of assessment: A

2013 (F) Anglo-Norman language and literature. [PM]
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 1967 and 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. [PM]
Method of assessment: A

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

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

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

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

2017 (F) Dramatic theory and practice in France 1605–60. [PM]
Method of assessment: C (2)

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

2035 (F) French satire from Rabelais to Beaumarchais. [PM]
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 Modern 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. Written work must show knowledge of the texts in the original language. [PM]
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. [PM]
Method of assessment: B (2)

2041 (G) Walther von der Vogelweide and the Origins of the German Love Lyric. [PM]
Method of assessment: B (2)

2042 (G) Gottfried's Tristan and Medieval German Court Society. [PM]
Method of assessment: B (2)

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

2044 (G) German poetry and drama of the seventeenth century. [PM]
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

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

2048 (G) German political writing in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Method of assessment: B (2)

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) German Expressionism 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) Narrative Identities in the German Novel since 1945. Participants will be expected to demonstrate a general knowledge of the field and to have read a range of German-language novels from the post- 1945 era. Each portfolio shall consist of two essays, only one of which may be on a single text.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2080 (G) Literature in the GDR.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2081 (G) Advanced Translation: Theory and Practice.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2049 (G) Nietzsche and his impact.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2078 (G) Nineteenth-century German Drama.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2196 (G) Contemporary German Literature. Candidates will be expected to have a general knowledge of writing in German from the last decade and to have read a range of texts from the same period . Each portfolio will consist of two essays, only one of which may be on a single text.
Method of assessment: B (2)

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

(I) Italian culture during the Fascist period.
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)

2086 (I) Women writers of the Italian Renaissance.
Method of assessment: B (3)

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

2096 (I) Sicilian literature 1945 to the present day.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2097 (I) Italian women writers 1945 to the present day.
Method of assessment: B (3)

(I) Italian poetry from 1956 to the present day.
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. [PM]
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. [PM]
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 (three vols., ed. Félix García, Clásicos Castellanos, Madrid, 1958), III, 83--178, 190--219. [PM]
Method of assessment: B (3)

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. Details of the authors and works prescribed for detailed knowledge will be available in the Modern Languages Faculty Office, 41 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. Details of the authors and works prescribed for detailed knowledge will be available in the Modern Languages Faculty Office, 41 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. Candidates will study the structure of Catalan as spoken and written at the present-day (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics); 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. Candidates will study the structure of Galician as spoken and written at the present-day (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics); 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. Candidates will study Spanish and English in contrast; Spanish and English in a bilingual context.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2109 (S, P) [4] 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). [PM]
Method of assessment: A

2110 (S, P) [4] 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: (a) sentimental, (b) chivalric, and (c) pastoral. [PM] (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, ConsolaçĈo às tribulaçäes de Israel, vol. i.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2114 (S, P) [4] 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, JoĈo GuimarĈes Rosa, Clarice Lispector, Mario Vargas Llosa.
Method of assessment: B (3)

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

2131 (P) The Literature of Portuguese Expansion in Asia. Candidates will be expected to have read four of the following: the texts in Portuguese contained in T.F. Earle and John Villiers, Albuquerque, Caesar of the East (Aris and Phillips, 1990); JoĈo de Barros, Décadas, ed. António BaiĈo, 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); FernĈo Mendes Pinto, PeregrinaçĈo, chaps. 1, 36--104, 203--26; Camäes, Os Lusíadas. [PM]
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) [5] Old Church Slavonic in relation to Common Slavonic and Russian. [PM]
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. [PM]
Method of assessment: A

2149 (R, L) [6] The structure and history of one of the following languages: Bulgarian, Czech, Macedonian, Polish, Serbo-Croat, Slovak, Slovene, Sorbian, Ukrainian, White Russian. [PM]
Method of assessment: A

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

(R) Russian Literature of the twentieth century (1890 to the present day).
Method of assessment: A

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

(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 [7] Medieval Welsh tales and romances.
Method of assessment: A

2185 [7] The poets of the Welsh princes.
Method of assessment: A

2186 [7] 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 Medieval Hebrew prose and poetry. Candidates will be expected to show knowledge of the historical background and literary production of Jews in medieval Spain, Provence and Italy. They will be expected to undertake a specialised study of at least two of the following topics: Isaac ibn Sahula, Meshal Haqadmoni, ed. and English translation Raphael Loewe, Oxford 2004. Megillat Ahimaaz, ed. and English translation M. Saltzman, New York, 1924. Judah ibn Tibbon, Ethical Will, ed. I. Abrahams, Philadelphia 1948, vol. 1, pp. 54–99. The Gazelle, medieval Hebrew poems on God, Israel and the soul, ed. R. Scheindlin, Philadelphia, 1991. Wine, women, and death: medieval Hebrew poems on the good life, Raymond P. Scheindlin, Philadelphia, 1986.
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, M. Berdyczewski and S.J. Agnon; David Vogel's novel, Hayei nisu'im; a selection of poetry by H. N. Bialik, Saul Tschernichovsky and Leah Goldberg. 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; S.J. Agnon, Sefer hama'asim. Sholem Aleichem: Gants Tevye der milkhiker (Vilna: B. Kletskin, 1925 or any other full Yiddish edition); Sh. A-ski (Shloyme-Zanvl Rappoport): Der dibek (in Di yidishe drame fun tsvantsikstn yorhundert (New York, 1977), vol. ii; Dovid Bergelson: Opgang, ed. Joseph Sherman (New York: Modern Language Association, 1999); Selections from the poetry of Dovid Hofshteyn, Peretz Markish, Leyb Kviko and Moyshe Kulbak in A shpigl oyf a shteyn (Tel Aviv: Petez-farlag, 1964); Isaac Bashevis Singer, selected stories from cDer shpigl un andere dertseylungen (Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 1979).
Method of assessment: A

Postwar Polish Literature
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, 41 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.

Paper XII subjects which have been designated as Pre-modern are marked [PM] after the paper description.

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

[5] 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).

[6] 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.

[7] 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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