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Oxford University Gazette, 1 June 2006: Examinations and Boards

Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

French Special Subjects (Paper XII)

The following French Special Subjects (Paper XII) will be on offer for examination in 2006–7. Names in parentheses indicate course conveners.

Anglo-Norman language and literature (Dr A. Hunt, St Peter's College)

Old Occitan (Dr S. Marnette, Balliol College)

The Old French Epic (Dr M. Ailes, Wadham College)

The twelfth- and thirteenth century Grail Romances (Dr M. Ailes, Wadham College)

French historical writing to 1515 (Dr S. Marnette, Balliol College)

French poetry to the mid-sixteenth century (Professor R. Cooper, Brasenose College)

Dramatic theory and practice in France, 1605–60 (Dr M. Hawcroft, Keble College)

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Dr E. Nye, Lincoln College)

French satire from Rabelais to Beaumarchais (Dr G. Mallinson, Trinity College)

Honoré de Balzac (Dr T. Farrant, Pembroke College)

French poetry 1870–1918 (Dr P. McGuinness, St Anne's College)

French literature and modern war (Dr T. Garfitt, Magdalen College)

Marcel Proust (Dr A. Tooke, Somerville College)

Surrealism (Professor M. Sheringham, All Souls College)

Literature and the visual arts from Diderot to Zola (Dr K. Tunstall, Worcester College)

French women writers (Dr S. Kemp, St John's College)

Twentieth-century autobiography (Dr A. Jefferson, New College)

Francophone literature (Dr T. Garfitt, Magdalen College)

Advanced translation (Dr T. Garfitt, Magdalen College)


Faculty courses with conveners in French

Literary theory (Dr M.-C. Killeen, Lady Margaret Hall and Dr J. Hiddleston, Exeter College)

European cinema (Dr R. Due, Magdalen College)

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Changes in Regulations

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and, where applicable, of the Humanities Board, the following changes in regulations made by divisional and faculty boards will come into effect on 16 June.

1 Humanities Board, Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board, Medical Sciences Board, Social Sciences Board

(a) Honour School of Literae Humaniores

With effect from 1 October 2007 (for first examination in 2008):

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 334, delete ll. 4–5 and substitute:

'110 Medieval Philosophy: Aquinas (111) 111 Medieval Philosophy: Duns Scotus, Ockham (110)'.


(b) Philosophy in all Honour Schools including Philosophy

With effect from 1 October 2008 (for first examination in 2009):

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 481, delete ll. 15–17 and substitute:

'The subject will be studied in the following text (The Fathers of the English Dominican Province edition, 1911, rev. 1920):

Aquinas, Summa Theologiae, Ia, 2–11, 75–89 (God, Metaphysics, and Mind); or Aquinas, Summa Theologiae, Ia IIae qq. 1–10, 90–97 (Action and Will; Natural Law). This paper will include an optional question containing passages for comment. This subject may not be combined with subject 111.'

2 Ibid, delete ll. 35–8 and substitute:

'The subject will be studied in the following texts:

Duns Scotus, Philosophical Writings, tr. Wolter (Hackett) pp. 13–95 (chapters II–IV); Spade, Five Texts, pp. 57–113. Ockham, Philosophical Writings, tr. Boehner (Hackett), pp. 17–27, 96–113 (chapter 2/1–2, chapters VIII–IX); Spade, Five Texts, pp. 114–231. This paper will include an optional question containing passages for comment. This subject may not be combined with subject 110.'

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2 Boards of the Faculties of History and English Language and Literature

Honour School of Modern History and English

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 396, l. 39, delete 'second' and substitute 'fourth'.

2 Ibid, l. 41, delete 'Four' and substitute 'Six'.

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3 Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

(a) Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 135, l. 26, after 'subject (c)', insert 'or in subject (e)'.

2 Ibid., delete ll. 28–9 and substitute 'in the same language.'

3 Ibid., l. 34, delete 'to resit a paper or papers' and substitute 'to resit a paper or papers in Linguistics or Further Topics'.

4 Ibid., l. 37, delete 'and in Linguistics' and substitute 'in Further Topics, and in Linguistics'.


(b) Honour School of Modern Languages

(i) With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 417, l. 27 delete '§' and replace with '[dagger sign]'.


(ii) With effect from 1 October 2008 (for first examination in 2009)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p.409, l.37, after 'Texts' insert 'or Goethe'.

2 Ibid., p. 420, delete ll. 11–13 and substitute:

'Pascal, Les Provinciales, Pensées et opuscules divers, éd. G. Ferreyrolles et P. Sellier, in La Pochothèque (Livres de poche/Classiques Garnier), with a special study of Pensées, 1–414; 419–671; 680–690; 694–695; 697–717; 742–769; De l'esprit géométrique et de l'art de persuader.'

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4 Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

Honour School of Oriental Studies

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2005, p. 447, delete ll. 29–34.

2 Ibid., l. 36, delete 'also'.

3 Ibid., p. 462, delete ll. 5–11.

4 Ibid., l. 12, delete 'also'.

5 Ibid., p. 464, delete ll. 45–51.

6 Ibid., p. 465, l. 2, delete 'also'.

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