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Information Session for Undergraduate Summer Course FRE 346-POL 300

Fri, 2/4 · 2:30 pm3:30 pm · Zoom

Department of French and Italian; Department of Politics
Pierre-Antoine Demachy (1723-1807). "La fête de l'Être Suprême au Champ-de-Mars (20 Prairial, an II, 8 juin 1794)". Huile sur toile. Paris, musée Carnavalet.

Want to see what polarization really looks like? Want to know where the clash between left and right comes from? Come study the French Revolution in Paris. Info session on Friday, February 4, 2022 at 2:30pm via Zoom.

The French Revolution is the key event of political modernity. This course examines both its core political concepts and their expression in the general culture of the time. Revolutionary ideas – citizenship, democracy, the nation-state, dictatorship, liberty, equality, representation, progress, human rights – reshaped the norms not only of politics but also of literature and art. To understand these innovations, we will concentrate on: the theories that laid the foundations for the Revolution; literary and theoretical texts from the major acts of the revolutionary period; artistic and political responses to the Revolution up until today.

Other Information: One precept in French. The class will be taught in Paris from July 3 – August 5, 2022.

Enrollment by Application and Interview. The application deadline is February 15, 2022.
Please email Kelly Eggers for information session zoom links.

This course is generously supported by the Council for the Humanities Magic Fund, the James Madison Program, the Department of Politics, the Department of French and Italian, and the Learning Across Borders Fund.

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