This module will discuss the evolving representations of the Second World War in French collective memory. It will use a wide variety of primary and secondary materials including newspaper articles, speeches, documentaries, films, short stories, diaries, eye-witness accounts and photographs to analyse the impact of the French experience of the war on the construction of national identity.
Satisfactory completion of the course should enable students to:
Students must have successfully completed:
Two hours per week.
The module will be taught in French.
A range of key issues will be discussed in the class, including:
Students will be expected to reflect on and analyse a wide range of authentic materials dating from the immediate post-war period to the present-day.
Formative essay and seminar presentations throughout.
About this module
- Module name
France & the Second World War: memory, trauma & identity
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