20 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: MDL1003, MDL1010

Aims/Description: This module introduces students to the major events of the French Revolution (1789-1799) as perceived and recorded by a diverse range of writers, artists and thinkers at the time. It examines how the Revolution was experienced first-hand and how it is subsequently represented by successive generations of French writers, artists and thinkers, often in contrasting fashion, as a cipher for ongoing ideological and cultural conflicts.

Restrictions on availability: Pre-requisite: MDL1003 OR MDL1010 Co-requisite: MDL2003 OR MDL2010

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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