43.338 War and Memory in Twentieth Century France

War and Memory in Twentieth Century France

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 37041
Status Active

This course will address the individual and collective trauma of modern warfare, as that was experienced in France both during and after the country's three main wars in the twentieth century. It focuses on how the experience of modern war was negotiated in culture---in personal and official memory, in gender relations, and in a great variety of written and visual texts. Individual units will be dedicated to World War I, the Occupation and Vichy Regime during World War II, and the Algerian War, and to the long and conflicted afterlife of those conflicts.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 43.106 The Modern World or the permission of the instructor.