2L06 French Novel by Andrei Makine – Le Testament Francais (L)

Tutor/Facilitator Nadine Watson

Date: on/from Tue 31 Jan 2023 to end year
Frequency: Weekly
Class time: 10:30-11:30

Delivered F2F

Mary Kehoe Centre, Room 1

Loading Map....

Other information

Reading this novel, the first to win both the Prix Goncourt and Prix Medicis.  It’s a coming-of-age novel in which the conflicted soul of a young Muscovite eventually reconciles his love of all things French with a love of his homeland, Russia.  As a boy he inhabits two parallel universes: the Soviet Union under Stalin, and a dream-world, an Atlantis derived from the stories of his French grandmother who lives in Siberia, where he goes for the school holidays.

The novel is also available in English should people wish to purchase both texts. The French text is available online and at INTEXT, Melbourne University and Monash University..

REQUIREMENTS: Those joining the class should not be true beginners and should have studied French to the level of Year 12 or equivalent. Students should purchase the text.

TUTOR: Nadine has taught several courses in French poetry and literature, also in French songs and French cooking.  She is a retired French teacher who taught for over 20 years at tertiary and secondary level.  She studied French and comparative literature at Monash in the 1980’s and holds a Master’s degree in that area.

How to Enrol

On-line: after bookings have opened

On-line enrolments are preferred as this significantly reduces the amount of back-office work for our volunteers.

  • Login to the U3APP.org.au website.
  • Go to the Courses & Enrolling page.
  • Scroll down to find the course that you are interested in.
  • Does the course have spaces available?
    • Click on the course name to go to the booking page.
    • Click on “Book for this course or event”.
    • You will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.
  • OR is the course shown as FULL?
    • Click on WAITLIST.

Paper Enrolment Form: before bookings open for First Semester

  • Obtain a paper Enrolment Form either from the Office or by printing an online copy available here.
  • Complete the paper Enrolment Form and submit it to the Office.

The start date for acceptance of paper Enrolment Forms for first semester is published on the U3APP website and in the e-Bulletin. Enrolment Forms received before this date are treated as though they had been received on the start date (ie there is no advantage to be gained by submitting early). On the start date and thereafter, paper Enrolment Forms are numbered in order of receipt.  Paper Enrolment forms are processed by U3APP volunteers on the same day as on-line bookings.

If your enrolment is successful, you will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.

If your enrolment is unsuccessful,  you will receive an email telling you that you have been waitlisted.

Via the Office: after bookings have opened

  • Contact the office in person, or by email or phone.