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Oxford University Gazette, 24 May 2007: Examinations and Boards

Appointment and Reappointment

Humanities Division

Appointment

UNIVERSITY LECTURER (NTF)

Committee for Comparative Philology, Linguistics, and Phonetics

Corrigendum

ELINOR MARY PAYNE, MA M.PHIL PH.D Camb, Fellow of St Hilda's College. In Phonetics and Phonology. From 30 April 2007 until 29 April 2012. Note. This replaces the corresponding notice of appointment published in the Gazette of 3 May, p. 1100, in which Dr Payne's appointment was mistakenly listed under the heading of Medieval and Modern Languages.

Medical Sciences Division

Reappointment

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics

HELEN CLARE CHRISTIAN, B.SC PH.D Lond, MA Oxf. In Biomedical Science. From 1 June 2007 until the retirement age.

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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 Regulations, that the following Special Subjects will be available in the examination in Trinity Term 2009. Certain subjects are marked with a language identifier. The numbers in the left-hand column are those used by the Examination Schools to identify papers. The method of assessment 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.

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)

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)

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

2001 (L) Psycholinguistics.
Method of assessment: A

2198 (L) Linguistic Project. In the work submitted for assessment, candidates should document a piece of original research into some aspect of a particular dialect, language, or variety.
Method of assessment: B (1)

(L) Language Change and Historical Linguistics.
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, XIII, XX, XXIX, 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

2040 (F) Old Occitan. [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) French Poetry from Surrealism to the Present.
Method of assessment: C (2)

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)

2038 (F) Twentieth-century autobiography.
Method of assessment: C (2)

2039 (F) Francophone literature.
Method of assessment: C (2)

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, L) 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, Old Frisian, 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) Women writers of the early modern period.
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) The fictions of Arno Schmidt.
Method of assessment: B (2)

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

2099 (G) Nineteenth-century German Drama.
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: Die Gedichte, ed. Schmidt-Bergmann (Insel Verlag, 2000) (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 1900–35.
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. The course will be taught in Hilary Term of the final year. The maximum number of participants in the seminar will be 8, on a first-come-first-served basis. Students should apply by e-mail to katrin.kohl@jesus.ox.ac.uk and charlie.louth@queens.ox.ac.uk. Applications will be accepted from Monday, first week in the Trinity Term of the student's second year until the course is full, and at the latest on Monday, first week in the Michaelmas Term of the student's final year.
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. This paper explores the birth and the evolution of Italian poetry from the Scuola Siciliana to the Tuscan poets, Dante and the Stilnovisti as well as the poeti giocosi. Particular attention is given to the specificity and the complexity of the poetic language through which this literary tradition constantly renews itself. Topics include the relationship between courtly and religious versions of love and desire, poetry and philosophy, politics and exile.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2084 (I) Dante's minor works. This paper explores Dante's intellectual and literary journey in his works other than the Divine Comedy. Topics include Dante's meditation on desire and courtly love, his linguistic, poetic and political theories, as well as the relationship between poetry and philosophy, literature and exile. Students can choose among Fiore, Rime, Vita nova, Convivio, De vulgari eloquentia, Epistles, and Monarchia.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2091 (I) Italian Culture during the Fascist period. To what extent was Italian culture shaped by Mussolini's dictatorship during the inter-war years? In order to address this issue, you can choose to deepen your knowledge of one particular field or attempt an analysis of a range of cultural media (literary, cinematic, journalistic, etc.). You can study specific movements—such as Futurism, the novecentisti, the strapesani, etc.—or specific themes such as censorship, propaganda, state-sponsored initiatives and, last but certainly not the least, anti-Fascist culture.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2085 (I, L) '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. A change in the cultural climate at the end of the fifteenth century combined with the rise of the printing industry, which required an ever increasing number of readers, meant that women's education was no longer viewed with scorn but, for the first time in Europe, actively encouraged. This is the reason why the Italian Renaissance saw an unprecedented flourishing of women writers. Veronica Gambara, Vittoria Colonna, Tullia d'Aragona, Chiara Matraini, Gaspara Stampa, Isabella di Morra, Veronica Franco and Moderata Fonte are just a few of the better known writers and poets active during the period 1500-1600, but there are many others still awaiting to be rediscovered. All can be studied individually, comparatively, or thematically, including the questione della donna which, in trying to define women's role in society, gave rise to a much debated and often fiercely controversial topic in Renaissance Italy.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2088 (I) The works of Carlo Emilio Gadda. Gadda is one of the most fascinating and complex Italian writers of the twentieth century, whose oeuvre spans a wide variety of styles (from the macaronic to the lyrical) and genres (from the novel to the elzeviro, including poems, private diaries, technical articles, philosophical reflections, radiophonic pieces, fables, critical essays and psycho-political pamphlets). This course will aim at providing the conceptual basis for the critical interpretation of Gadda's literary production, and in particular of his two major novels (La cognizione del dolore and Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana); some of his other works will also be studied.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2092 (I) Narratives of national identity in postwar Italy. This option allows you to study the interaction between fictional production (mainly literary and/or cinematic) and the construction of models of national identity. This was a particularly sensitive issue in the early postwar years when Italians had to rebuild a sense of nationhood after the collapse of Fascism and the humiliation of the Second World War. Moreover, themes such as the regional fragmentation of the peninsula—cultural as well as economic—have accompanied the work of Italian artists throughout the postwar years and are much alive today.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2096 (I) Sicilian literature 1945 to the present day. This paper allows you to study the extraordinary contribution to Italian fiction made by Sicilian writers from the Second World War to the present day. The novels range widely in content and style: from two comic works written in the 1940s and 1950s (V. Brancati, Il bell'Antonio (1949) and Paolo il caldo (1955)), to the important best-seller Tomasi di Lampedusa's Il gattopardo (1958), key works about society by Sciascia (Il giorno della civetta (1961), A ciascuno il suo (1966) and L'affaire Moro (1978)), and more recent fictions by Bufalino (Diceria dell'untore (1981), and Le menzogne della notte (1988)).
Method of assessment: B (3)

2097 (I) Italian women writers 1945 to the present day. Writing by women is studied against the historical context of the changing role of women in the political sphere, in society and within literary genres. Students are asked to consider issues connected with gender and creativity, developments in perceptions and expectations of writing by women, as well as the merits of the texts themselves as literature. Any writers of suitable merit can be studied and independent contemporary choices are encouraged, but a core selection would include Anna Banti, Natalia Ginzburg, Elsa Morante, Francesca Sanvitale, Paola Capriolo and Francesca Duranti.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2098 (I) Italian poetry from 1956 to the present day. Montale's collection La bufera e altro (1956) is universally considered as a crucial watershed for Italian poetry of the Novecento. In this book, the sense of an ending—of the poetry that the generation of Montale and Ungaretti wrote, its language, its formal innovations, as well as its concerns, and its sense of its role within Italian cultural and political history—combines with a strong impetus towards the future, addressing the historical present, and the role of the poet within it, in a profoundly renewed and problematic fashion. La Bufera paves the way for the work of all the major protagonists of the second half of the century, from Andrea Zanzotto to Vittorio Sereni, Giorgio Caproni and Amelia Rosselli. The option will give students the opportunity to read (as well as La bufera itself) some of the major collections that have shaped the poetic imaginary of the secondo novecento: Zanzotto's La beltà, Sereni's Strumenti umani, Caproni's Il seme del piangere, and Rosselli's Variazioni belliche.
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 (Porra, Mexico, 1956), Libros 3, 7, and 8.
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)

(S) Proto-Feminism and Feminism in Modern Spain. This paper maps out the process of women's social, cultural and political emancipation in Spain through the study of writers such as E. Pardo Bazán, Concepción Arenal, Carmen de Burgos, Rosa Chacel, María Zambrano, C Martín Gaite and Esher Tusquets, among others. Their works have contributed to the development of feminism either by addressing questions of women's social and political rights or by vindicating female sexuality, modes of thinking and ways of writing. Belonging to a literary tradition which was once granted an inferior cultural and political status, these writers interrogate the values and perspectives of the dominant canon shedding new light on the cultural and social history of modern Spain. Candidates will be expected to have a general knowledge of the main feminist theoretical debates and a detailed knowledge of at least three authors.
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)

2114 (S, P) 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 (S, 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); João de Barros, Décadas, ed. António Baiao, 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; Camões, Os Lusíadas. [PM]
Method of assessment: B (3)

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

(P) Portuguese Drama in the Sixteenth Century.
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)

2136 (P) Contemporary Brazilian Fiction.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2139 (P) Brazilian Cinema.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2137 (R, L) [4] 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) [5] The structure and history of one of the following languages: Bulgarian/Macedonian, Croatian/Serbian, Czech, Polish, Slovak, Slovene, Sorbian, Ukrainian. [PM]
Method of assessment: A

2160 (R) Russian Literature of the twentieth century (1953 to the present day).
Method of assessment: A

2163 (R) Russian drama of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Method of assessment: A

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

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)

2180 (Gr) Modern Greek Film.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2181 (Gr) Readings of Popular Culture in twentieth-century Greece.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2184 [6] Medieval Welsh tales and romances.
Method of assessment: A

2185 [6] The poets of the Welsh princes.
Method of assessment: A

2186 [6] Thepoetry 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, Osford 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.
Method of assessment: A

2078 Modern Yiddish Literature.
Method of assessment: B (4)

(L) Yiddish Linguistics. 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 Der shpigl un andere dertseylungen (Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 1979).
Method of assessment: A

2191 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

LLinguistics

F French

G German

I Italian

S Spanish

P Portuguese

R Russian

GrGreek

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, written as answers to an examination paper to be collected from the Examination Schools, and signed for by candidates, on the Friday of the fifth week of Hilary Term next before the examination. Completed essay(s) should be submitted by hand to the Examination Schools by noon on the Friday of the ninth week of Hilary Term in the year of the examination, together with a statement certifying that the essays are the candidate's own work and that they have not already been submitted, either wholly or substantially, for a degree in this university or elsewhere. Note: 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] 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).

[5] 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.

[6] 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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Changes in Regulations

With the approval, where applicable, of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the following changes in regulations made by the Continuing Education Board will come into effect on 8 June.

Continuing Education Board

M.Sc in English Local History

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

In Examination Regulations, 2006, delete from l. 3, p. 772, to l. 24, p. 773, and substitute:

'English Local History

Every candidate must follow for at least six terms a part-time course of instruction in English Local History and must upon entering for examination produce from his or her society a certificate to that effect.

2. The examination will consist of the following parts:

Qualifying test

Every candidate must pass a qualifying test. The test shall consist of the satisfactory completion of a course on:

Concepts and methods: an introduction to research in local history

The organisers of the course shall, not later than the end of the Hilary Term in the first year of the course submit to the examiners a list of candidates who have satisfactorily completed the qualifying course. No candidate who has failed the qualifying test will be permitted to supplicate for the degree. Candidates who fail the qualifying course once will be permitted to take it again, not later than one year after the initial attempt.

Final examinations

The final examination shall consist of three parts:

A. Skills for local history

Every candidate must submit two written assignments of no more than 2,500 words in length for each of two courses from the list below:

(1) Sources, Methods and Foundations in Medieval Local History

(2) Sources, Methods and Foundations in Early Modern Local History

(3) Sources, Methods and Foundations in Modern Local History

B. Advanced papers

Every candidate must follow either

(1) two advanced papers from Schedule A below,

or

(2) one advanced paper from Schedule A below and a second paper from Schedule B, which consists of papers also offered as part of the MSc in Economic and Social History. Other Schedule B papers may be added subject to the approval of the Chairman of the Graduate Studies Committee of the History Faculty Board and of the Board of Studies of the Committee for Continuing Education.

Each candidate will submit two written assignments of not more than 5,000 words in length for each paper. Some Schedule B papers may be assessed by a three hour unseen examination.


C. Dissertation

A dissertation of not more than 15,000 words, including appendices but excluding bibliography, on a topic approved by the candidate's supervisor. The dissertation must be delivered not later than noon on the last Monday in September of the second year of the course to the Chairman of Examiners for the M.Sc in Local History, c/o Head of Examinations and Assessments, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford.


Schedule A

Advanced Papers are available in the following areas:

1. The development of rural society

2. Social history

3. Urban history

4. History of religion

5. Architecture and local society


Schedule B

Advanced Papers are available in the following areas:

Economic and business history

History of science and technology

Social history

Historical demography

History of medicine

A list of Advanced Papers will be published by the Board of Studies for the M.Sc in English Local History in September for the academic year ahead (not all options may be available in every year). The definitive list of the titles of Advanced Papers for any one year will be circulated to candidates and their supervisors not later than Friday of the third week of Michaelmas Term. Teaching for the Advanced Papers will take place in Hilary Term.

3. The examiners will permit the use of any hand-held pocket calculator subject to the conditions set out on p. 37 of Examination Regulations, 2006.

4. Each candidate must attend an oral examination when required to do so by the examiners.

5. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination.

6. A candidate who fails an advanced paper, or whose dissertation fails to satisfy the examiners, may be permitted to retake the paper, or resubmit the dissertation, on one further occasion only, not later than one year after the initial attempt.

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