Week 10: The French Revolution: a cinematographic perspective
Core primary source
Jean Renoir, La Marseillaise (1938), in French (subtitled).
Lyrics of La Marseillaise.
Edith Piaf's La Marseillaise
Edith Piaf's Ça ira!
Core secondary readings
Sarah Hanley, “European History in Text and Film: Community and Identity in France, 1550-1945”, French Historical Studies - Volume 25, Number 1, Winter 2002, pp. 3-19.
Laura Mason, Singing the French Revolution: Popular Culture and Politics, 1787-1799 (1997), pp. 93-129.